Fulham - Stoke 1 Fulham 0
UK time is: 15:09:21
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Stoke 1 Fulham 0

Stoke take the honours at the Britannia Stadium.

For the trip to the Britannia Stadium, Martin Jol was forced to shuffle his squad. With Brede Hangeland suspended, Phillipe Senderos partnered Aaron Hughes at the heart of the defence whilst Chris Baird returned after injury and there were places for Mladen Petric and Ashkan Dejagah with the trio replacing Alex Kacaniklic, Bryan Ruiz and the benched Damien Duff.

First Half - Fulham started well, in the heavy rain, when Karagounis hit a shot across goal, after some good work from Berbatov in the build-up, that Begovic watched scamper past him. Etherington then saw a back-pass fall short of Begovic, along the line, but nobody was on hand to tuck it home and Huth was able to hack clear.

Stoke came back into things but Huth, from an Etherington cross, headed wide when well placed. The bright start came to an abrupt end when Charlie Adam scored, with 26 minutes gone. The goal came about after Peter Crouch headed down a cross from Ryan Shotton to allow Adam the chance to score between the legs of Mark Schwarzer.

Another set-piece, this time a corner, saw Ryan Shawcross smack a header against the cross-bar, as Fulham struggled to get back on level terms. Trying to get back into the game, Berbatov dropped back into midfield in what was turning into a feisty encounter.

Half Time - Stoke City 1 Fulham 0

Second Half - Stoke started the half with some serious intent and when Schwarzer spilled a cross Whelan`s shot missed the target. Our hosts continued to have the better of the half when Schwarzer was forced into a fine save from a bullet header from our own Chris Baird after Etherington had delivered another great corner.

A rare excursion forward saw Begovic save from Berbatov after the Bulgarian had created some space of his own. With time running out, Fulham were doing their utmost to push forward but any enterprising work was being negated by no end product.

Rodallega was brought on in an attempt to get that equalizer but Stoke were to go the closest but a flag, raised by the assistant, came to our rescue when Kenwynne Jones netted.

With time running out Shawcross got a block in on a Rodallega shot but it wasn`t to be and the points belonged to Stoke City.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday November 24 2012

Time: 4:54PM


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Fulham Articles

Fulham 1 Preston North End 1 (Monday November 30 2015)

Stats: Fulham v Preston (Saturday November 28 2015)

Fulham v Preston - Team Sheets (Saturday November 28 2015)

Grant`s Rallying Cry Ahead of PNE Game (Saturday November 28 2015)

Fulham v Preston - Stat Attack (Friday November 27 2015)

Fulham v Preston - Early Team News (Friday November 27 2015)

Fulham Youngster Off On Loan (Friday November 27 2015)

Learn the Lesson Moussa! (Thursday November 26 2015)

Managerial Update #27 (Thursday November 26 2015)

Holland and Pearson Say No! (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Archived Fulham Articles

List All Vital Fulham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Oldwolf 3
2. dobox 3

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Cardiff 18 6 8 4 3 26
11. Brentford 17 7 3 7 -1 24
12. Q.P.R. 18 6 5 7 -2 23
13. Fulham 18 5 7 6 1 22
14. Blackburn 18 4 9 5 1 21
15. Wolves 18 5 6 7 -1 21
16. Forest 18 5 5 8 -3 20

Fulham Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Towell Moves To The Amex
Brighton : 30/11/2015 14:19:00
Smith Announcement Imminent?
Brentford : 30/11/2015 14:06:00
Video - Highlights and Reaction to Owls Draw at Blackburn
Sheff Wed : 30/11/2015 14:01:01
Match Day Officials - Wednesday at Stoke City
Sheff Wed : 30/11/2015 13:48:00
RUFC - Brighton Tickets On Sale
Rotherham : 30/11/2015 13:43:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Preston?
Suggested By:  Putney
Lewis 0%
Fredericks 0%
Ream 0%
Stearman 0%
Husband 0%
Parker 0%
Cairney 50%
O'Hara 50%
Kavanagh 0%
McCormack 0%
Dembele 0%
Hutchinson 0%
Smith 0%
Pringle 0%