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  • Date:03 May 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Britannia Stadium
  • Attendance:27,429
  • Odemwingie (38) Arnautovic (53)
    Assaidi (72) Walters (81)
  • Richardson (79)
Goal!

Live Commentary

The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.

92:27 +2.27

Pajtim Kasami produces a cross.

91:34 +1.34

Brede Hangeland manages to make a clearance.

90:16 +0.16

Darren Bent takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.

89:43

Corner taken short by Charlie Adam.

89:02

Pajtim Kasami concedes a free kick for a foul on Charlie Adam.

88:21

Jonathan Walters is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

87:36

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ashkan Dejagah.

87:17

Clearance by Marc Muniesa.

86:00

Scott Parker fouled by Matthew Etherington, the ref awards a free kick.

85:46

Clearance by Marc Muniesa.

85:25

Charlie Adam takes a shot and goes over the bar.

83:35

Marc Wilson makes a clearance.

81:35

Jonathan Walters slots the ball right footed into the goal. Stoke 4-1 Fulham.The assist for the goal came from Charlie Adam.

80:31

Scott Parker fouled by Erik Pieters, the ref awards a free kick.

79:35

Kieran Richardson scores with their right foot. Stoke 3-1 Fulham.Assist by Darren Bent.

78:06

Mahamadou Diarra goes off and Pajtim Kasami comes on.

77:46

Jonathan Walters joins the action as a substitute, replacing Peter Odemwingie.

75:54

Charlie Adam restarts play with the free kick.

75:43

Steve Sidwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Charlie Adam.

75:09

Erik Pieters takes the free kick.

74:35

Oussama Assaidi leaves the field to be replaced by Matthew Etherington.

74:16

Unfair challenge on Charlie Adam by Ashkan Dejagah results in a free kick.

73:50

Corner taken short by John Arne Riise.

73:35

Marc Wilson manages to make a clearance.

72:09

Oussama Assaidi grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Stoke 3-0 Fulham.Assist on the goal came from Marko Arnautovic.

71:25

The ball is crossed by Ashkan Dejagah.

70:21

Shot by Charlie Adam went wide of the right-hand upright.

69:15

Stephen Ireland leaves the field to be replaced by Charlie Adam.

67:34

John Arne Riise decides to take a short corner.

67:15

Johnny Heitinga restarts play with the free kick.

67:09

Stephen Ireland concedes a free kick for a foul on Mahamadou Diarra.

65:52

Strike on goal comes in from Marko Arnautovic from the free kick. Blocked by Johnny Heitinga.

64:51

Foul by Scott Parker on Oussama Assaidi, free kick awarded.

64:20

Kieran Richardson takes a shot. Glenn Whelan gets a block in.

63:49

Clearance made by Marc Muniesa.

62:16

Kieran Richardson crosses the ball in from the free kick.

61:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashkan Dejagah by Marko Arnautovic.

61:34

Marko Arnautovic takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Johnny Heitinga.

58:13

Clearance by Mahamadou Diarra.

58:07

Oussama Assaidi decides to take a short corner.

57:45

Oussama Assaidi takes a shot. A parry by David Stockdale prevents the goal.

57:03

Konstantinos Mitroglou joins the action as a substitute, replacing Dan Burn.

56:11

The ball is swung over by John Arne Riise.

55:23

Glenn Whelan manages to make a clearance.

53:31

Marko Arnautovic scores with their right foot. Stoke 2-0 Fulham.Peter Odemwingie provided the assist for the goal.

52:47

Clearance by Marc Muniesa.

52:14

Unfair challenge on Scott Parker by Stephen Ireland results in a free kick.

51:53

Marko Arnautovic crosses the ball.

51:46

Peter Odemwingie sends in a cross.

48:51

Oussama Assaidi crosses the ball.

48:07

Free kick taken by Erik Pieters.

48:01

Foul by Ashkan Dejagah on Erik Pieters, free kick awarded.

46:43

Scott Parker has an effort at goal. Asmir Begovic safely holds on.

The second half kicks off.

It is the end of the first-half.

45:15 +0.15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Sidwell by Glenn Whelan.

42:32

Glenn Whelan takes a shot. Blocked by Johnny Heitinga.

39:54

Glenn Whelan takes a shot. Blocked by Steve Sidwell.

39:40

Clearance by Brede Hangeland.

38:17

Peter Odemwingie scores with their left foot. Stoke 1-0 Fulham.

38:14

Shot by Stephen Ireland. Blocked by Dan Burn.

37:34

John Arne Riise manages to make a clearance.

37:32

Peter Odemwingie sends in a cross.

36:26

Handball decision goes against Ashkan Dejagah.

36:16

Free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

35:44

Foul by Ashkan Dejagah on Erik Pieters, free kick awarded.

34:53

Dan Burn makes a clearance.

34:14

Clearance by Marc Wilson.

33:27

Lewis Holtby goes off and Ashkan Dejagah comes on.

30:12

Lewis Holtby challenges Erik Pieters unfairly and gives away a free kick.

30:07

Stephen Ireland has an effort at goal. Blocked by Brede Hangeland.

28:53

Shot by Oussama Assaidi. Parried by David Stockdale back into danger.

28:36

Johnny Heitinga makes a clearance.

28:27

The ball is delivered by Geoff Cameron.

26:42

Kieran Richardson crosses the ball in from the free kick.

26:05

Geoff Cameron concedes a free kick for a foul on Kieran Richardson.

25:22

Clearance by Brede Hangeland.

25:19

Marko Arnautovic crosses the ball in from the free kick.

24:39

Foul by John Arne Riise on Marko Arnautovic, free kick awarded.

22:06

Lewis Holtby sends in a cross.

21:40

Lewis Holtby has an effort at goal. Blocked by Marc Muniesa.

20:09

Free kick taken by Glenn Whelan.

19:51

Foul by Scott Parker on Steven Nzonzi, free kick awarded.

18:48

Clearance made by John Arne Riise.

18:15

Clearance made by Brede Hangeland.

16:43

Erik Pieters takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.

16:36

Centre by Geoff Cameron.

16:12

Clearance made by Johnny Heitinga.

14:40

Clearance made by Dan Burn.

13:13

The ball is delivered by Kieran Richardson.

12:51

Dan Burn concedes a free kick for a foul on Oussama Assaidi.

12:04

Scott Parker fouled by Erik Pieters, the ref awards a free kick.

10:35

Clearance by Brede Hangeland.

10:34

The ball is crossed by Erik Pieters.

10:04

Lewis Holtby crosses the ball in from the free kick.

9:22

Darren Bent fouled by Marc Muniesa, the ref awards a free kick.

8:17

Marko Arnautovic crosses the ball.

5:34

Centre by Oussama Assaidi.

2:20

Free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

1:51

Handball by Kieran Richardson.

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

Match Preview

Stoke start Assaidi talks Stoke have entered tentative talks with Liverpool over the permanent signing of winger Oussama Assaidi. Potters boss Mark Hughes was keen to stress the dialogue is at a very early stage but he is hopeful of keeping the Moroccan at the Britannia Stadium after a successful season-long loan. Assaidi has scored four goals in 24 appearances this season, and it would have been more had he not missed two months with a knee ligament injury. The 25-year-old joined Liverpool in the summer of 2012 from Dutch club Heerenveen and made 12 appearances for the Reds last season. Hughes said: "We like Ossie and if we could come to an arrangement with Liverpool we would like to bring him here. "He's a valuable player and I think Liverpool recognise that. I think there's been tentative enquiries but nothing concrete yet. "He's done really well here. It's certainly helped him and Ossie's certainly helped us. "He's got good friends here. He's got a good relationship with Marko Arnautovic - they make a nice couple! Those things are important to players. If they're happy in an environment then that can help if you're trying to bring them to a club." Assaidi is Stoke's only doubt for Saturday's clash with Fulham after taking a bang to his knee in training while captain Ryan Shawcross sits out the match through suspension. The defender had played every minute of every Premier League this season until he was shown a red card against Tottenham last weekend. Shawcross is likely to be replaced by Spaniard Marc Muniesa, who deputised for the final 38 minutes against Spurs. Fulham will arrive at the Britannia Stadium in desperate need of points and defeat on Saturday would relegate Hughes' former club if Sunderland win at Manchester United. The Welshman insists that will not be on his mind, saying: "We want to get another three points. "We were disappointed last week because we merited more than we got. "We've got an opportunity against Fulham to match our biggest ever points total in the Premier League. That's our motivation, it's not about beating a team and making them go out of the league. "It's about us doing out business and Fulham have to do theirs." Hughes spent a season in charge of the Cottagers in 2010-11 but it came to an acrimonious end when he resigned. Then owner Mohamed Al-Fayed was highly critical of Hughes, and the former striker accepts he may have walked out too soon. Hughes said: "At the time I just felt I couldn't commit to a further three years. "There was going to be a change of ownership, which has taken place now, and I was aware of that. That affected my position at Manchester City so I didn't really want to go through that situation again." Hughes, meanwhile, must weigh up whether to give Matthew Etherington a final appearance at the Britannia Stadium. The winger will not be offered a new contract when his current one expires this summer, bringing his five-and-a-half-year spell to an end. Felix Magath confesses to being "afraid" as Fulham's increasingly desperate quest to secure another season in the Barclays Premier League reaches a critical point. While Magath is convinced victories over Stoke and at home against Crystal Palace the following weekend will result in survival, he is still racked by nerves. The veteran German manager has never experienced relegation during his 19-year coaching career and knows Fulham are close to ending that proud record. "For me, it (keeping Fulham in the Premier League) would be my most successful achievement," the Cottagers boss said. "I have never been relegated and I'm a bit afraid of the situation, I don't know how it feels to be relegated. I am afraid. "I am always nervous, without nerves you can not bring 100 per cent. "The mental side is always the most important thing - the players know how to kick, mentality is what we are fighting for." Fulham are one point adrift of safety with two matches remaining and Magath accepts only two victories will clinch a 14th successive Premier League season. "I still believe two wins will be enough," he said "There is no doubt, we need three points to have the chance to not be relegated. That is the situation. "We know Stoke are a very good team at home, but we are confident that we have developed in the last few weeks and showed against Hull last weekend that we are able to play good games. "Away from home we won at Aston Villa and we are confident we can manage it. "The atmosphere is very good and the players want to show people we are still alive."

Formation:4231Manager: Mark Hughes

Stoke

Formation: 4141Manager: Felix Magath

Fulham

  • Asmir Begovic
  • Geoff Cameron
  • Marc Wilson
  • Marc Muniesa
  • Erik Pieters
  • Glenn Whelan
  • Steven Nzonzi
  • Marko Arnautovic
  • Stephen Ireland
  • Oussama Assaidi
  • Peter Odemwingie
  • SUBS
  • Wilson Palacios
  • Charlie Adam
  • Jonathan Walters
  • Peter Crouch
  • Matthew Etherington
  • Andy Wilkinson
  • Thomas Sorensen

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WWLWDL
  • Stoke
  • VS
  • Fulham
  • LLWWLD

Last Meetings

  • Fulham
  • 1 - 0
  • Stoke
  • 05/10/2013
  • 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

Top Scorers

Stoke

  • P Crouch 8
  • C Adam 5
  • PO Odemwingie 4
  • O Assaidi 3
  • J Walters 2
  • S Ireland 2
  • M Arnautovic 2
  • S Nzonzi 2
  • G Cameron 2
  • J Pennant 1
  • R Shawcross 1
  • A Begovic 1
  • E Pieters 1

Fulham

  • S Sidwell 7
  • A Dejagah 5
  • D Bent 3
  • K Richardson 3
  • P Kasami 3
  • S Parker 2
  • H Rodallega 2
  • J Heitinga 1
  • FM Amorebieta 1
  • L Holtby 1
  • A Kacaniklic 1

Goals

Stoke

    • Total goals 89
    • Goals per game 39
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 9 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 9 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Fulham

    • Total goals 87
    • Goals per game 37
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 10 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 14 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 13 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 18 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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