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

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92:27 +2.27

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

91:11 +1.11

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

90:12 +0.12

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

87:52

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

85:40

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

80:12

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

79:28

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.

78:01

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

75:53

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

74:23

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

73:15

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

72:28

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

71:34

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

68:34

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.

68:34

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.

67:17

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

66:57

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

65:50

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

61:53

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

57:21

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

56:20

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.

54:01

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.

46:51 +1.51

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

46:36

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

43:22

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

40:58

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.

38:53

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

37:01

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

34:42

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.

32:53

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.

31:10

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

30:28

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

28:01

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

26:55

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

26:08

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

25:06

Shot from close range by Kenwyne Jones strikes the post.

24:22

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.

23:31

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

22:11

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

21:47

Damien Duff takes a shot. Save by Asmir Begovic.

13:49

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

12:16

Tuncay Sanli takes a shot. Save by David Stockdale.

11:40

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

10:25

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

7:15

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

6:31

Damien Duff takes a shot. Save by Asmir Begovic.

3:27

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.

2:20

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

1:01

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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