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  • Date:05 Oct 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Craven Cottage
  • Attendance:24,634
  • Bent (82)
Goal!

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94:10 +4.10

Clearance by Erik Pieters.

94:07 +4.07

Derek Boateng takes the free kick.

The match has reached full-time.

93:40 +3.40

Bryan Ruiz fouled by Robert Huth, the ref awards a free kick.

93:03 +3.03

Foul by Pajtim Kasami on Steven Nzonzi, free kick awarded.

92:45 +2.45

The ball is sent over by Pajtim Kasami.

92:15 +2.15

Philippe Senderos shown a yellow card.

91:43 +1.43

Clearance by Fernando Amorebieta.

90:53 +0.53

Centre by Marko Arnautovic.

89:47

Steve Sidwell decides to take a short corner.

89:04

Clearance made by Erik Pieters.

88:09

A cross is delivered by Marko Arnautovic.

86:12

Clearance by Philippe Senderos.

85:47

Clearance made by Derek Boateng.

85:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Shawcross by Pajtim Kasami.

83:28

Jonathan Walters goes off and Peter Crouch comes on.

82:01

Darren Bent slots the ball left footed into the goal. Fulham 1-0 Stoke.

81:44

Robert Huth manages to make a clearance.

80:04

Sascha Riether takes a shot. A parry by Asmir Begovic prevents the goal.

79:37

Headed chance falls to Robert Huth. Blocked by Sascha Riether.

79:34

Corner taken by Stephen Ireland.

77:59

Fernando Amorebieta manages to make a clearance.

77:50

Free kick taken by Glenn Whelan.

77:18

Unfair challenge on Jonathan Walters by Kieran Richardson results in a free kick.

76:24

Steve Sidwell takes a shot. Blocked by Glenn Whelan.

73:49

Kieran Richardson receives a caution.

72:40

Stephen Ireland is ruled offside.

72:33

Marko Arnautovic takes a shot. Blocked by Philippe Senderos.

71:37

Darren Bent challenges Steven Nzonzi unfairly and gives away a free kick.

71:15

A cross is delivered by Geoff Cameron.

70:19

Clearance made by Kieran Richardson.

67:03

Shot by Geoff Cameron. Blocked by Steve Sidwell.

66:38

Damien Duff makes a clearance.

66:14

A cross is delivered by Jonathan Walters.

65:10

Dimitar Berbatov goes off and Darren Bent comes on.

63:25

Free kick taken by David Stockdale.

62:38

Free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

62:30

Oussama Assaidi on for Matthew Etherington.

61:57

The assistant referee signals for offside against Dimitar Berbatov.

60:50

Marko Arnautovic takes a shot and goes over the bar.

59:46

Glenn Whelan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dimitar Berbatov.

59:24

Derek Boateng is brought on as a substitute for Giorgos Karagounis.

58:25

Glenn Whelan comes on in place of Marc Wilson.

58:05

Ryan Shawcross challenges Bryan Ruiz unfairly and gives away a free kick.

57:28

Centre by Giorgos Karagounis.

55:41

The ball is sent over by Geoff Cameron.

54:40

A cross is delivered by Giorgos Karagounis.

54:40

Clearance made by Steven Nzonzi.

53:57

Dimitar Berbatov fouled by Robert Huth, the ref awards a free kick.

52:39

Robert Huth restarts play with the free kick.

52:22

The referee blows for offside against Bryan Ruiz.

50:44

Jonathan Walters makes a clearance.

49:04

Header by Robert Huth goes harmlessly over the bar.

49:01

Corner taken by Matthew Etherington.

48:34

Fernando Amorebieta manages to make a clearance.

The match restarts for the second half.

The ref blows to signal half-time.

47:04 +2.04

Fernando Amorebieta makes a clearance.

46:22

Clearance made by Kieran Richardson.

46:01 +1.01

Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.

46:01

Corner taken by Bryan Ruiz.

45:29

Philippe Senderos makes a clearance.

45:12 +0.12

Corner taken by Giorgos Karagounis.

45:01

Kieran Richardson is brought on as a substitute for Brede Hangeland.

44:27

Fernando Amorebieta takes the free kick.

43:59

The offside flag is raised against Marko Arnautovic.

43:36

Pajtim Kasami gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Walters.

41:50

Geoff Cameron gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Damien Duff.

41:31

Sascha Riether takes the free kick.

41:14

Jonathan Walters is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

41:11

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jonathan Walters.

40:54

Philippe Senderos makes a clearance.

38:41

Damien Duff has an effort at goal. Blocked by Jonathan Walters.

38:24

The ball is crossed by Sascha Riether.

36:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Huth on Pajtim Kasami.

36:10

Header by Steve Sidwell goes over the bar.

36:03

Damien Duff sends in a cross.

35:10

Free kick crossed by Bryan Ruiz.

34:48

Steven Nzonzi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pajtim Kasami.

33:25

Dimitar Berbatov is caught offside.

32:28

Shot by Steve Sidwell went over the bar.

30:17

Matthew Etherington produces a cross.

29:25

Free kick crossed by Bryan Ruiz.

28:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Giorgos Karagounis by Marc Wilson.

28:24

Robert Huth has a headed effort at goal. Blocked by Sascha Riether.

28:00

Shot on goal comes in from Marko Arnautovic from the free kick. Pajtim Kasami gets a block in.

27:09

Fernando Amorebieta goes into the referee's book.

25:51

Unfair challenge on Jonathan Walters by Fernando Amorebieta results in a free kick.

24:52

Foul by Ryan Shawcross on Bryan Ruiz, free kick awarded.

22:43

Marc Wilson takes the free kick.

22:37

Dimitar Berbatov fouled by Marc Wilson, the ref awards a free kick.

22:02

Steven Nzonzi restarts play with the free kick.

21:48

Unfair challenge on Jonathan Walters by Fernando Amorebieta results in a free kick.

20:25

Brede Hangeland makes a clearance.

17:44

Header by Geoff Cameron misses to the right of the target.

17:41

Matthew Etherington crosses the ball in from the free kick.

17:07

Unfair challenge on Matthew Etherington by Steve Sidwell results in a free kick.

14:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Philippe Senderos on Marc Wilson.

13:59

Bryan Ruiz takes the free kick.

13:44

Ryan Shawcross concedes a free kick for a foul on Bryan Ruiz.

12:25

Marko Arnautovic takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.

11:48

Steve Sidwell challenges Marko Arnautovic unfairly and gives away a free kick.

11:13

Geoff Cameron produces a cross.

11:03

Brede Hangeland makes a clearance.

7:06

Giorgos Karagounis produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Blocked by Jonathan Walters.

6:24

Foul by Robert Huth on Dimitar Berbatov, free kick awarded.

6:14

Brede Hangeland manages to make a clearance.

2:57

Giorgos Karagounis restarts play with the free kick.

2:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Ireland on Giorgos Karagounis.

1:53

Shot by Bryan Ruiz. Blocked by Ryan Shawcross.

1:39

Philippe Senderos restarts play with the free kick.

1:18

Giorgos Karagounis fouled by Marko Arnautovic, the ref awards a free kick.

1:09

The ball is crossed by Matthew Etherington.

0:30

Brede Hangeland makes a clearance.

The game kicks-off.

Match Preview

Jol urges fans to keep cool Manager Martin Jol has called on the Fulham fans to "keep cool" and get behind the team against Stoke at Craven Cottage on Saturday - even if they are ready to boo him again. Jol has come under fire following a poor start to the new Barclays Premier League season, with last weekend's stoppage-time defeat to Cardiff leaving them in the bottom three. However, the Dutchman insists when the whistle blows, helping cheer the team on to a much-needed victory is all that should be on the supporters' minds. "I always feel that they are entitled to have an opinion, but they have to keep their cool," Jol said at a press conference. "Like the players, and the manager, of course, has to keep his cool, and the staff. "It's not after 30 games, it's after five or six games, and if you see the other teams, they're pretty cool as well. "I see my mate [Norwich manager] Chris Hughton getting a win (against Stoke last Sunday), three points so they are on seven points now, and it's not a lot different here. "I am strong, I feel eager to do well, I feel eager to challenge and to battle and to come out of this situation. And what is six games? I am ready to battle for 38 games." Jol is confident Fulham have what it takes to soon start climbing the table. He continued: "I think the club will be fine; we will be fine because we've got some good players if everybody is there, and even when I've got two or three injuries we will be fine. "As it is now, I don't think there will be a problem but you need the support of your supporters. "They don't have to support me, but give us a break, give us a chance to get us back on track. "I always put myself under pressure but even when you have a battle on your hands for relegation you have to keep your head cool. You need your supporters." Jol will be without injured midfielder Scott Parker. Mark Hughes believes he has found a club similar in spirit to Fulham as he prepares to return to Craven Cottage. Hughes resigned as Fulham manager in the summer of 2011 in the hope of furthering his career but now admits he made a mistake. The Welshman's next employment came at QPR in a dismal and chaotic 10-month spell that culminated in his sacking. He is now bidding to resurrect his managerial career at the Britannia Stadium and feels comfortable in surroundings that remind him of Fulham. The 49-year-old said: "In terms of the club and the people they are very similar - top quality people, good people to work for. "They are clubs that are trying to be in the top half of the Premier League, that is what we are trying to do and Fulham will be trying to do that again. "They are clubs that have established themselves for a long time in the Premier League now. "You reap the benefits of that in terms of being able to invest and move forward. That's what Fulham and Stoke have done." Hughes has made an encouraging start with the Potters and has earned praise for the style his side have played in, contrasting with the direct and physical game typically associated with them. The past fortnight has brought setbacks however with defeats to Arsenal and, of more concern to Hughes, Norwich. Hughes said: "We didn't really see that coming. Until that point we had been very good in terms of performance level. "We didn't hit anything like the levels we had before." Hughes has not been back to Craven Cottage since his departure from the club but clearly still has affection for the London outfit. He expects a tough game there and is surprised Fulham have started the season poorly, having collected just four points from their opening six Barclays Premier League games. Hughes said: "They had a disappointing result, like we did, last time out but we are under no illusions that it won't be a difficult fixture for us. "Fulham's home form in the last few seasons has been really strong. "I don't really know why they haven't been able to knock results out at home. "Craven Cottage is one of the great football grounds of the Premier League, it's got its own unique atmosphere and that has helped Fulham in the past."

Formation:4411Manager: Martin Jol

Fulham

Formation: 4231Manager: Mark Hughes

Stoke

  • David Stockdale
  • Sascha Riether
  • Philippe Senderos
  • Brede Hangeland
  • Fernando Amorebieta
  • Damien Duff
  • Steve Sidwell
  • Giorgos Karagounis
  • Bryan Ruiz
  • Pajtim Kasami
  • Dimitar Berbatov
  • SUBS
  • Kieran Richardson
  • Adel Taarabt
  • Hugo Rodallega
  • Elsad Zverotic
  • Derek Boateng
  • Neil Etheridge
  • Darren Bent

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WLLDLL
  • Fulham
  • VS
  • Stoke
  • LWWDLL

Last Meetings

  • Fulham
  • 1 - 0
  • Stoke
  • 23/02/2013
  • Stoke
  • 1 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 24/11/2012
  • Fulham
  • 2 - 1
  • Stoke
  • 11/02/2012
  • Stoke
  • 2 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 15/10/2011
  • Fulham
  • 2 - 0
  • Stoke
  • 22/01/2011
  • Stoke
  • 0 - 2
  • Fulham
  • 28/12/2010

Top Scorers

Fulham

  • D Bent 1
  • S Sidwell 1
  • B Ruiz 1
  • P Kasami 1

Stoke

  • J Pennant 1
  • C Adam 1
  • R Shawcross 1
  • G Cameron 1

Goals

Fulham

    • Total goals 13
    • Goals per game 4
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Stoke

    • Total goals 13
    • Goals per game 4
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 81-90 mins

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