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  • Date:22 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Craven Cottage
  • Attendance:23,766
  • Dempsey (32) Dempsey - pen (55)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

Zoltan Gera gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Whitehead. Free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

92mins

The official flags Damien Duff offside. Indirect free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

91mins

Andrew Johnson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

88mins

Kenwyne Jones produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.

86mins

Marc Wilson has a shot and went wide of the right-hand post.

81mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by Danny Murphy goes wide right of the target.

80mins

Damien Duff fouled by Marc Wilson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Damien Duff from right wing, clearance made by Marc Wilson.

79mins

Kenwyne Jones has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

76mins

The referee blows for offside against Zoltan Gera. Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.

75mins

Zoltan Gera on for Moussa Dembele. Rafik Halliche joins the action as a substitute, replacing Aaron Hughes.

74mins

Damien Duff concedes a free kick for a foul on Kenwyne Jones. Direct free kick taken by Glenn Whelan.

73mins

Inswinging corner taken by Damien Duff, Robert Huth makes a clearance.

72mins

Andrew Johnson takes a shot. Asmir Begovic makes a save.

69mins

Abdoulaye Faye concedes a free kick for a foul on Moussa Dembele. Danny Murphy takes the free kick. Steve Sidwell takes a shot. Blocked by Robert Huth. Short corner worked by Danny Murphy.

69mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Moussa Dembele by Abdoulaye Faye. Free kick taken by Danny Murphy. Steve Sidwell takes a shot. Blocked by Robert Huth. Corner taken short by Danny Murphy.

68mins

Andy Wilkinson produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

67mins

Corner taken by Glenn Whelan from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Chris Baird.

66mins

Danny Murphy fouled by Marc Wilson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danny Murphy.

62mins

Steve Sidwell joins the action as a substitute, replacing Dickson Etuhu. Matthew Etherington goes off and Glenn Whelan comes on.

58mins

Danny Collins leaves the field to be replaced by John Carew. Abdoulaye Faye is brought on as a substitute for Tuncay Sanli.

57mins

Andy Wilkinson challenges Dickson Etuhu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Baird. Dickson Etuhu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Whitehead. Danny Collins takes the direct free kick.

55mins

Red card for Ryan Shawcross. Unfair challenge on Clint Dempsey by Ryan Shawcross results in a Penalty. Power penalty scored by Clint Dempsey. Fulham 2-0 Stoke.

47mins

Unfair challenge on Danny Collins by Moussa Dembele results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

47mins

Damien Duff fouled by Danny Collins, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Damien Duff.

44mins

Danny Murphy takes a shot. Robert Huth gets a block in.

41mins

Dean Whitehead gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Murphy. Danny Murphy takes the free kick. Chris Baird takes a shot.

39mins

Damien Duff fouled by Dean Whitehead, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Murphy takes the free kick.

38mins

Danny Collins fouled by Moussa Dembele, the ref awards a free kick. Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.

35mins

Andy Wilkinson receives a caution. Unfair challenge on Andrew Johnson by Andy Wilkinson results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Danny Murphy.

33mins

Clint Dempsey gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Fulham 1-0 Stoke.Assist by Andrew Johnson.

32mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tuncay Sanli from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Moussa Dembele.

31mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Moussa Dembele. Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick.

29mins

Unfair challenge on Dean Whitehead by Dickson Etuhu results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

27mins

Marc Wilson produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

27mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dickson Etuhu on Dean Whitehead. Ryan Shawcross takes the free kick.

26mins

Shot from close range by Kenwyne Jones strikes the post.

25mins

The referee shows Danny Murphy a yellow card. Unfair challenge on Dean Whitehead by Danny Murphy results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Robert Huth.

24mins

Chris Baird takes a shot. Asmir Begovic makes a comfortable save.

23mins

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Damien Duff, Kenwyne Jones manages to make a clearance.

22mins

Damien Duff takes a shot. Save by Asmir Begovic.

14mins

Andrew Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Huth. Asmir Begovic takes the direct free kick.

13mins

Tuncay Sanli takes a shot. Save by David Stockdale.

12mins

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

11mins

Danny Murphy has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.

8mins

John Pantsil challenges Robert Huth unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

7mins

Damien Duff takes a shot. Save by Asmir Begovic.

4mins

Danny Murphy challenges Dean Whitehead unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Etherington produces a cross, Headed effort from inside the area by Ryan Shawcross misses to the left of the target.

3mins

Kenwyne Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Hughes. David Stockdale restarts play with the free kick.

2mins

Close range header by Robert Huth misses to the right of the target.

The game gets underway.

The players leave the pitch at half time.

The referee gets the second half started.

The referee ends the match.

Match Preview

Handshake hope for Hughes Mark Hughes admits he and Stoke manager Tony Pulis probably need to "grow up" following their recent run-ins. There has been bad blood between Hughes' Fulham side and the Potters all season, stemming from a reckless tackle from Andy Wilkinson on Cottagers striker Mousa Dembele in a Carling Cup clash in September. An enraged Hughes snubbed Pulis' handshake at the end of the game, and Pulis then blanked his opposite number after Fulham's 2-0 win at the Britannia over Christmas. But Hughes said: "I'll always offer my hand, it was blown out of proportion. "It was just tit for tat. I did a similar thing to Tony because I was a little bit upset with a challenge on one of my players in the League Cup tie. "It just happened, I was probably a little bit emotional about it and probably showed it in the wrong way and Tony maybe showed his displeasure at being beaten at home in the wrong way. So we need to grow up, probably." When asked if he thought his handshake would be accepted when the sides meet at Craven Cottage, Hughes added: "Let's hope so. We're two Welshmen, there's no reason why it shouldn't be." Seven points from their last four games has edged Fulham away from the Barclays Premier League drop zone after a slow start to the campaign. And Hughes now has his sights set on a strong second half to the season and a top-10 finish in a congested division. "We are playing okay," he added. "We've been playing fine for the majority of the season but we struggled to convert draws into wins and that put us under a bit of pressure. "But in terms of our general peformances in recent weeks I've been really pleased with what we have produced." Hughes wants to add Chelsea youngster Gael Kakuta to his squad but the Blues have yet to decide whether to let the 19-year-old go out on loan. "He's a player I know and I like the qualities he has," said Hughes, who has also been linked with Robbie Keane, Shaun Wright-Phillips and Henri Lansbury. "We are having lots of conversations about lots of players, but at the moment we don't know if any will go through. "There is a lot of interest out there, whether we can conclude the deals only time will tell." New Stoke signing John Carew is keen to seize his chance after joining on loan until the end of the season. The 31-year-old is out of contract in the summer and believes a successful four months at the Britannia Stadium could lead to a permanent deal. "If I'm happy and the club is happy, if I enjoy it and it goes well enough, then we can decide that in the summer," Carew said. "The important thing now is to make the most of this opportunity. "I'm looking forward to the challenge and I am happy to be here. "Although I had other offers, I saw Stoke as the best team and the strongest team, so this is a great chance for me to join a side fighting in the top half of the table. "Tony Pulis has shown great confidence in getting me here so I want to repay that faith. "He's a great manager who created a big impression with me, so I am delighted I have been given this opportunity to work with him." Stoke's assistant manager Dave Kemp hopes they will be able to benefit from Carew's desire to prove a point to Villa boss Gerard Houllier. The Norway international effectively ended his three-and-a-half-year career at Villa Park with his loan move. His relationship with Houllier - who has got rid of Carew for the second time in his career having offloaded him to Villa as Lyon boss in 2007 - has been strained in recent months. The striker called Houllier "disrespectful" after he was challenged to earn a new contract, with the Frenchman responding by calling the former Valencia forward "stupid" and telling him to stop "living in the past". "You hope with an experienced player you get someone with a point to prove," said Kemp. "The fact he has not been that involved so much this year (means) he might come here with something to prove, that maybe he was left out of the equation (at Villa) too early. "He is a proven Premier League striker. For a big man he has got good feet and skills and can bring people into the game and is good in the air and he scores goals - what is there not to like?"

Formation:442Manager: Mark Hughes

Fulham

Formation: 442Manager: Tony Pulis

Stoke

  • David Stockdale
  • John Pantsil
  • Brede Hangeland
  • Aaron Hughes
  • Chris Baird
  • Clint Dempsey
  • Danny Murphy
  • Dickson Etuhu
  • Damien Duff
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Moussa Dembele
  • SUBS
  • Neil Etheridge
  • Carlos Salcido
  • Steve Sidwell
  • Zoltan Gera
  • Diomansy Kamara
  • Simon Davies
  • Rafik Halliche

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Match Report

Cottagers complete Stoke double Fulham had the last laugh in this season's feud with Stoke by completing a Barclays Premier League double over them with a 2-0 win to edge closer to safety. Top scorer Clint Dempsey netted his eighth and ninth goals of the season as the Cottagers made it three wins in five to put daylight between themselves and the drop zone. This match was the third tempestuous affair between the sides this season and Potters captain Ryan Shawcross was sent off after bundling over Dempsey in the box. The American, who had already given his side a half-time lead, stepped up to convert the resulting penalty and seal a comfortable victory. The opposing managers had refused to shake hands following their two previous meetings this season. But Fulham boss Mark Hughes seemed keen to end the feud on Friday, and he duly made the first move as he greeted Tony Pulis before the game, and they were again on favourable terms after the match. The home fans were not so generous, repeatedly jeering Andy Wilkinson for the September tackle on Moussa Dembele that sparked the bad blood. Pulses were racing from the off, with Shawcross nodding Matthew Etherington's free-kick inches wide inside five minutes and Damien Duff crashing a terrific 30-yard strike against the crossbar two minutes later. Danny Murphy was narrowly off target after being invited to shoot from 20 yards before David Stockdale saved Tuncay's low strike from the tightest of angles. Both sides then began to toil until Duff tried a 22nd-minute curling shot which an unsighted Asmir Begovic palmed behind, before Murphy was booked for a tackle from behind on Dean Whitehead. Stoke almost scored from the resulting free-kick, with Chris Baird's mistimed clearance falling to Kenwyne Jones, who blasted the ball against the near post. The febrile home fans were incensed by a number of decisions that went against their side but they were celebrating in the 33rd minute when Dempsey gave them the lead. Duff pounced on a loose ball as Stoke went to sleep, allowing Andy Johnson to get to the byline and cross for Dempsey to slide home his eighth goal of the season ahead of Wilkinson. A frustrated Wilkinson was booked two minutes later after needlessly clattering into Johnson on the byline. Fulham enjoyed the better of the early moments in the second half without really threatening. Then, in the 55th minute, Dempsey produced a wondrous Dennis Bergkamp-esque piece of control to take Murphy's long ball around Shawcross, who bundled him over to concede a penalty. Referee Stuart Attwell brandished a red card and Dempsey blasted the penalty straight down the middle. The 10 men quickly saw a double change, with new signing John Carew and Abdoulaye Faye on for Tuncay and Danny Collins. Fulham then lost Dickson Etuhu to injury, meaning a debut for Steve Sidwell, with Stoke responding by withdrawing Etherington for Glenn Whelan. Wilkinson's speculative strike deflected behind off Rory Delap, while Sidwell's more measured effort also took a nick at the other end. Johnson should have made it 3-0 18 minutes from time but shot straight at Begovic under pressure from Faye, before Delap nearly deflected a mis-hit clearance into his own net. Zoltan Gera and Rafik Halliche then replaced Dembele - who had been impressive on his first start for more than two months - and Aaron Hughes for the final 15 minutes. Jones nodded Delap's corner over the top as the visitors made a token effort to set up a tense finish, but they were long since beaten.

Form Guide

    DLWLWD
  • Fulham
  • VS
  • Stoke
  • LWLWLW

Last Meetings

  • Stoke
  • 0 - 2
  • Fulham
  • 28/12/2010
  • Fulham
  • 0 - 1
  • Stoke
  • 05/05/2010
  • Stoke
  • 3 - 2
  • Fulham
  • 05/01/2010
  • Fulham
  • 1 - 0
  • Stoke
  • 25/04/2009
  • Stoke
  • 0 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 13/12/2008
  • Fulham
  • 0 - 2
  • Stoke
  • 01/05/1968

Top Scorers

Fulham

  • CD Dempsey 6
  • B Hangeland 3
  • S Davies 2
  • C Baird 2
  • D Kamara 2
  • M Dembele 2
  • A Hughes 1
  • A Johnson 1
  • B Zamora 1
  • D Etuhu 1
  • Z Gera 1

Stoke

  • K Jones 5
  • R Huth 4
  • R Fuller 3
  • M Etherington 2
  • D Whitehead 2
  • J Walters 2
  • R Delap 1
  • D Higginbotham 1
  • A Faye 1
  • T Sanli 1
  • M Wilson 1

Goals

Fulham

    • Total goals 48
    • Goals per game 23
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Stoke

    • Total goals 53
    • Goals per game 28
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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