STK
FUL
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FINAL WHISTLE! As things stand this result sees Fulham relegated.
90+3
Stoke keeping the ball calmly to see out the game.
90+2
Loose pass from Parker allowed in Arnautovic but he was selfish and rsan the ball out of play.
90+1
Keeping the ball really well here Stoke to see out the game.
90'
Corner to Stoke who are taking their time over this. Fulham don't even look bothered, they know they're down.
89'
Fulham desperate as they hoik the ball into the box but Begovic gathers.
88'
Fulham corner cleared well by Wilson and Etherington goes chasing the ball down the line.
87'
Pieters casually rolling the ball to Arnautovic who goes for a cheeky skip past Dejagah. Stoke enjoying themselves and Fulham look dejected.
86'
Adam collects it centrally and shoots from distance but it goes well over.
85'
Stoke in full control as they pop the ball about with ease.
84'
Arnautovic almost played in on the right but he ctaches Riise on the heel and a free kick is given.
83'
Fulham piling men forward now, surely going to succumb to more counters now.
82'
 
NO THERE IS NO HOPE! Walters finishes off a lovely counter after Adam set him through. He ran in on goal with barely a challenge and rolled the ball past Stockdale into the corner of the net. Game over just as we thought it might have been game on.
Stoke City Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Left

81'
Parker down injured after being shoulder charged by Pieters as he knocked the ball past him. Looks like he landed awkwardly. Also looked like a cowardly challenge.
80'
 
THERE IS HOPE! Richardson volleys home after a Dejagah cross was only half cleared and the winger was able to drill it low on the volley past Begovic.
Fulham Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Left

79'
 
Walters comes on for Odemwingie who has put in a serious shift up front.
78'
Good throw long to Kasami down the line but Riise puts a lot on it and it flashes past the winger who can only watch it go out of play.
Stoke City Substitution
77'
Heitinga tries to see the ball out but Etherington robs him and gives it to Odemwingie. He turns and gives it to Pieters on the left but his cross is blocked.
76'
 
Changes galore as Assaidi makes way for Etherington. Kasami comes on for Fulham in place of Diarra.
75'
 
Yellow for Dejagah after a lunge on Adam ont he half way line.
Fulham Yellow card

Stoke

Fulham

Stoke City Substitution
74'
Dejagah wriggles into the box taking it past three players as he shifts the ball from left to right but his shot is blocked. Looked goal bound.
Fulham Substitution
73'
 
Stoke have gone 3-0 up after a break from a Fulham corner. Assaidi bends it in from the left and Fulham look down.
Stoke City Goal

Left Footed - Bottom Center

72'
Fulham showing signs of life! Mitroglou spreads it to Dejagah whose cross is low and cut out by Muniesa for a corner.
71'
Adam gives the ball to Odemwingie who gives it back to Adam. He lays it on to Assaidi and he knocks it line for Odemwingie. He then cuts it back to Adam who can't quite sort his feet out and it goes over for a goal kick. Beautiful football though.
Stoke City Substitution
70'
Long ball up to Bent but he is outleapt by Muniesa who clears. Stoke back on the front foot.
69'
 
Adam coming on for Stoke in place of Stephen Ireland.
68'
Riise wins a corner from Cameron. Dejagah cross to Bent who drops it to Richardson on the edge of the box but his volley goes very high and very handsome.
67'
Richardson and Arnautovic having a head to head in the middle. Literally. Chris Foy sprints between them as he waves play on.
66'
 
Yellow for Parker as he is forced to play catch up with Assaidi on the edge of the area but brings him down. Arnautovic over the free kick. He strikes it right footed straight into the wall.
Fulham Yellow card

Stoke

Fulham

65'
Fulham work it to Mitroglou who heads down to Bent. He lays it to Richardson from 30 yards but his shot is blocked.
64'
Stoke playing some lovely one touch stuff. This time Nzonzi to Arnautovic who flicks it round the corner for Cameron. His low ball to Odemwingie though is just wayward and Fulham can clear.
63'
Richardson with a great opportunity to cross from a free kick on the right. Selfishly went for goal but Begovic read it and gathered easily.
62'
Should have been three! Huge block from Hangeland as Ireland his first time inside the area from a cut back by Arnautovic. It was goal bound.
61'
Chris Foy having a word with Assaidi after he left a foot in on Parker on the right. Throw in to Fulham though.
60'
Stoke looking comfortable now. Fulham chasing shadows as the ball is pinged about between the Stoke players.
59'
Muniesa does well to play a one-two with Nzonzi from the back. He continues his run forward and crosses to Assaidi whose shot is saved well low to Stockdale's right.
58'
 
MITROGLOU! The big Greek is coming on for Burn. Fulham going for it here. It is all they've got left.
Fulham Substitution
57'
Riise is laid in ahead of Cameron but his cross can't find Dejagah at the far post as Pieters just gets a toe in before to clear.
56'
Dejagah carries the ball inside before Parker tries an outside of the boot ball to Bent but Stoke clear easily.
54'
 
Dejagah one on one with Pieters in the box but trips over his own feet. Stoke break the other end and Odemwingie squares to Arnautovic to larrop the ball past Stockdale. Fulham looking down and out...
Stoke City Goal

Right Footed - Top Center

53'
Fulham load the box as Ireland gives away a free kick just inside their own half. Riise trots over but his cross is cleared. Dejagah whips in the second cross but Wilson clears as Hangeland looks to head home.
52'
Nzonzi turns away from Sidwell and then Diarra in the middle and lays it to Odemwingie ahead of him. He turns Heitinga on the left anf whips in a dangerous ball across the face of goal but noone on the end of it.
51'
Diarra picks up a loose pass from Assaidi but only has Parker in front of him who is tackled out of play by Pieters. Stoke try to break with Assaidi but Heitinga puts in a good challenge to stop the flow.
50'
Ireland plays it wide right to Cameron. He carries but Richardson gets across to tackle him before he makes any ground.
49'
Stoke look calm but not particularly motivated this half so far. Loose in possession.
48'
Whelan tries to send Assaidi down the line but the ball runs out of play.
47'
Fulham start the half in control of the possession but haven't yet found a chink in the armour of Stoke yet. Parker tries a speculative one from fourty yards but it is straight at Begovic.
46'
And we're back underway. As things stand, with Sunderland winning, Fulham are set to go down. They need at least one goal here.
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And that is half time! Stoke go in deservedly ahead. Fulham have it all to do to get anything out of this match and save their season!
45+1
Riise tries to run down the line but is stopped by Cameron. He winds up for a long throw into the box but gives it back to Hangeland. His cross then hits Odemwingie for a long throw again. This time it goes into the box but Stoke manage to clear.
45'
Fulham struggling here. Heitinga does well to work himself into some space but no-one moves to help him and he has to give it to Richardson who plays a loose pass to Diarra and his miscontrol allows Stoke back in.
44'
Stoke playing with swagger now as their passing and moving game has Fulham being run ragged. Cameron cross low for Nzonzi who controls instantly and shoots from the edge of the box but it goes harmlessly wide.
43'
Whelan fancies it today as he tries another spectacular drive from distance but Heitinga sticks a toe out to block. Arnautovic loses out to Hangeland who gives it to Bent but he can only turn backwards. Dejagah then loses it on the right to Assaidi who drives in to the middle.
42'
Stoke in full control now as Whelan tries to go long for Arnautovic but he overhits it out for a throw. Fulham look dejected.
41'
Arnautovic forces a great save from stockdale as he wriggles in from the right and unleashes a fierce drive with his left foot which Stockdale parries away.
40'
Stoke back on the front foot right away as Fulham take an age to clear their lines. Whelan tries to bend one from distance before Assaidi turns away from Parker and Burn and delivers a dnagerous cross which Odemwingie can't direct goalwards from just a few yards out.
39'
 
GOAL! Odemwingie taps it in from a yard out as Arnautovic manages to turn Riise on the byline with a beautiful bit of control over his shoulder. He cuts it back to Ireland whose shot is blocked up in the air by Burn and Odemwingie was there to side foot it home.
Stoke City Goal

Left Footed - Bottom Left

38'
Odemwingie breaks down the left but his cross as he comes inside is cleared by Riise. Fulham well set up now in their shape.
37'
Whelan plays it wide to Cameron but it is wayward and forces him backwards. Arnautovic retrieves it though and slow Stoke possessione ends up with Whelan back with it in the middle.
36'
Diarra cuts out a cross from the left and takes out Parker but he is up again as Fulham break through Dejagah. He plays a one-two with Sidwell but on the return trips Pieters who got his body in the way well.
35'
Parker robs Ireland in the middle and drives forward but his pass is just too heavy for Bent to get into the box and get a shot away. Wilson clears. Riise lines up a long throw but Begovic comes and gathers.
34'
 
Early substitution for Fulham. Holtby coming off for Ashkan Dejagah. Magath couldn't have been happy with the German's performance.
Fulham Substitution
33'
Stoke are piling on the pressure as Cameron rushes in field only for Sidwell to slide in with a good tackle. He sets Fulham on their way forward but the ball up to Bent bounces off him and Stoke have it back.
32'
Long ball through the middle towards Bent but it just had too much on it and ran through to Begovic.
31'
Richardson spins away from Cameron but can't get too far ahead. He plays a lovely one-two with Holtby but the Germans low cross is cut out just before it reaches Bent in the middle.
30'
Assaidi nutmegs Burn with a few stepovers on the left touchline. He tries to touch it past Heitinga who stuck out a leg but the ball was already otu of play before there was any contact.
29'
Fulham making a meal of clearing a bouncing ball. First Hangeland and then Sidwell have a go only for Heitinga to put the boot through it. Assaidi cuts in from the left and forces a decent save from Stockdale.
28'
Nice play from Arnautovic gets the ball out to Assaidi. His attempted dribble is halted by Burn who clears against him for a Fulham throw.
27'
Richardson spins Cameron and earns Fulham a free kick on the left touchline. He stands over it to take. In it goes to the far post but it is over everybody and out for a throw in on the far side.
26'
Arnautovic over the free kick from the right. He swings it in but Hangeland is up to clear. The ball drops to Ireland but his tame left footed shot is gathered easily by Stockdale.
25'
Scott Parker with some high pressing but Stoke get out as none of his teammates come to help. Arnautovic goes sprinting down the line with Riise at his side but is bundled over by the full back for a foul on the touchline.
24'
DIARRA MISTAKE! Diarra plays a very loose pass deep in his own half wich Ireland cuts out. He drives to the edge of the box but his curving shot is saved by Stockdale.
23'
Fulham now finally passing the ball about between themselves. Playing with more confidence now and in Stokes half. Heitinga breaks from the back and gets to the edge of the box but his shot is blocked easily.
22'
Diarra and Sidwell combine in the middle and play it to Holtby. He lays it in to Bent on the edge of the box and follows up the rebound with a low deflected shot which goes for a corner.
21'
Long ball from Whelan out to Cameron but he can't reach it and Riise has the ball for a throw. Ireland wins it back though and scampers down the line only for his cross to be gathered under no pressure by Stockdale.
20'
Begovic calmly plays the ball out between Bent and Holtby to Muniesa. Lovely stuff. Sends Stoke forward again through Nzonzi who is bundled over by Parker for a foul in the middle.
19'
Holtby for the second time slow on the ball and knocked off it easily by Pieters. He gets Stoke moving again with some quick passing between him and Whelan.
18'
Parker robs Nzonzi in the middle but can't take advantage as he gives it straight back with a wayward pass.
17'
Fulham are closing with intensity but Stoke are using the ball well. This time three or four passes make their way down to Odemwingie who lays it left to Pieters but he blazes over.
16'
Cameron spins away from Riise with a lovely turn and lays it to Odemwingie. He takes two touches inside from the right and lets fly with his left foot but he doesn't catch it right and out it goes for a goal kick.
15'
Riise working the line from a throw, cleared by Muniesa to Ireland who flicks on to Odemwingie. He lays it back only for the long ball out to Assaidi to be overhit.
14'
Loose pass from Wilson sees Holtby send Bent through. He has to check and lays it off to Richardson who tries an audacious clipped pass back to Bent but he was nowhere near ready to receive it back and Stoke are able to clear.
13'
Fulham try and work it out from the back but Stoke press well and force them long.
12'
Assaidi shows Burn a clean set of heels but doesn't look up before he crosses and sends it over to an empty box.
11'
Straight into Begovic's arms who sends Ireland on his way down the right but he is forced backwards by Riise. Stoke come down the left this time with Pieters who sends a dangerous cross in but it is cleared by Heitinga.
10'
Free kick to Fulham as Holtby looks to send Bent down the line but the forward is tripped by Muniesa before he can scamper after it. Around 35 yards out towards the right wing. Holtby swings it over.
9'
Holtby spends an age on the ball and is robbed by Arnautovic. He sends it inside to Pieters who tries again to find the winger with a one-two but his pass is overhit and it goes out for a goal kick.
8'
Assaidi skips past Burn on the left wing and cuts back to Ireland in the six yard box but Hangeland reads it well and clears.
7'
An exchange of long balls as Wilson goes long to Burn only for him to punt it straight back to Muniesa.
6'
Heitinga absolutely flattens Nzonzi in the middle of the pitch. 50-50 ball and he flies into the tackle. It may have been hard but having seen the replay, was definitely fair.
5'
Wilson goes long looking for Odemwingie in the channel but the ball down the line is too hard and runs out for a goal kick. Tentative start to this match.
4'
Fulham controlling possession now. Trying to calm the nerves after getting through the first breach. Burn tries to send Sidwell down the channell but Pieters cuts it out.
3'
Early chance! Nzonzi bursts into the box and gets to the byline. He cuts it back to Assaidi at the far post but his shot balloons after as he tries to wrap his foot round it and send it back where it came from. Goes high and wide.
2'
Slow start. Parker sent Richardson scampering down the wing but he couldn't keep the ball in play. Diarra mops up the long throw though and Fulham come forward again.
1'
And we're off! Referee Chris Foy toots his whistle and Stoke kick off. Shooting from left to right to start.
14:55
Finally, a stat that has little to no bearing on this match whatsoever but is interesting nonetheless, Stoke have conceded 299 goals in Premier League history. Odds for today, Stoke can be backed at 11-8, Fulham for the away win is 9-4 while a draw is 13-5. Kick off in less than five minutes now...
14:50
STATS: Fulham have won just 38 of their 246 away Premier League games. Stoke have lost the fewest number of Premier League home games (27) of teams to have played 100 or more. Fulham have conceded 79 goals this season. The last team to concede that many and stay up was Wigan in 2009-10.
14:45
STATS: Only the Premier League's top five have taken more home points than Stoke this season. However, if only away points counted, Stoke would be in the relegation zone with just 11 while Fulham would be out of it on 14 points. A win today would mean Stoke equal their highest ever Premier League points total in a single season.
14:40
Felix Magath is refusing to give up hope of staying up recalling his days in Germany as a reminder: : "I'm used to these situations, the last relegation battle before this at Wolfsburg in the last game twenty minutes before the end, we were relegated and then at the end of the game we were up. I have no doubt we have to fight until the last seconds."
14:35
Mark Hughes won't be sending his Stoke side out to do Fulham any favours in their relegation battle: "We want to get another three points. 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."
14:30
AWAY NEWS: Felix Magath is desperate for a victory and brings back Dan Burn into defence in place of Amorebieta. The other big news is Greek striker Kostas Mitroglou makes the bench for the first time having come through a week of training but is not fit enough following a knee injury to start today.
14:25
HOME NEWS: Mark Hughes is forced to make one chnage at the back following Ryan Shawcross' red card last week. Erik Pieters comes in at left back with Marc Muniesa filling in in the middle. Peter Crouch also drops to the bench while Oussamma Assaidi comes in for his first start since his long-term knee injury. Matthew Etherington, expected to leave in the summer, makes the bench.
14:20
TEAMS: Stoke: Begovic, Pieters, Muniesa, Wilson, Cameron, Arnautovic, Nzonzi, Whelan, Assaidi, Ireland, Odemwingie. Subs: Sorensen, Palaciso, Adam, Walters, Crouch, Etherington, Wilkinson. /// Fulham: Stockdale, Heitinga, Hangeland, Burn, Riise, Holtby, Parker, Sidwell, Diarra, Richardson, Bent. Subs: Joronen, Kasami, Mitroglou, Dejagah, Woodrow, Riether, Amorebieta.
14:15
Hello! And welcome to our live coverage of Stoke City vs Fulham from the Britannia Stadium. Team news to follow shortly!

Starting Line-ups

Stoke City
Fulham
    • Begovic
    • 3
      Pieters
    • 5
      Muniesa
    • 12
      Wilson
    • 20
      Cameron
    • N'Zonzi
    • 6
      Whelan
    • Assaidi
    • 7
      Ireland
    • 10
      Arnautovic
    • 9
      Odemwingie
Team Manager:  Mark Hughes
    • Bent
    • Holtby
    • 8
      Parker
    • Sidwell
    • Richardson
    • 9
      Diarra
    • 33
      Burn
    • Heitinga
    • Hangeland
    • John Arne Riise
    • Stockdale
Team Manager:  Kit Symons
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
A. BegovicDFP
0 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
G. CameronDFP
0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
E. PietersDFP
0 0 0 2 7 0 2 3 0 0 0 90
M. MuniesaDFP
0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
M. WilsonDFP
0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
G. WhelanDFP
0 0 0 78 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
S. N'ZonziDFP
0 0 0 99 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
M. ArnautovicDFP
1 1 2 62 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 90
O. AssaidiDFP
1 0 3 34 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 75
S. IrelandDFP
0 0 1 51 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 70
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
P. OdemwingieDFP
1 1 1 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 78
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. StockdaleDFP
0 4 4 12 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. HeitingaDFP
0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
John Arne RiiseDFP
0 0 0 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 90
B. HangelandDFP
0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
D. BurnDFP
0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 58
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. SidwellDFP
0 0 0 29 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
K. RichardsonDFP
1 0 1 31 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
S. ParkerDFP
0 0 1 38 0 0 3 4 1 0 0 90
M. DiarraDFP
0 0 0 45 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 73
L. HoltbyDFP
0 0 0 16 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 34
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. BentDFP
0 1 0 23 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
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