Saturday 24 November 2012, 3:00pm at Britannia Stadium, Stoke
Barclays Premier League
Stoke City
Stoke City
1
Adam 26'
Fulham FC
Fulham
0
Charlie Adam’s first-half goal saw Fulham slip to a 1-0 defeat at Stoke City on Saturday.

26' Goal

Charlie Adam
Assist by Peter Crouch

57' Yellow Card

Geoff Cameron Card was given for a foul

72' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Michael Kightly
Off:Matthew Etherington

77' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Kenwyne Jones
Off:Peter Crouch

82' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Dean Whitehead
Off:Charlie Adam

19' Yellow Card

Philippe Senderos Card was given for a foul

73' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Damien Duff
Off:Giorgos Karagounis

80' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Hugo Rodallega
Off:Steve Sidwell

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Charlie Adam’s first-half goal saw Fulham slip to a 1-0 defeat at Stoke City on Saturday.

Fulham fans have seen the Whites involved in several thrilling games this season. This was not one of them as Adam’s 26th-minute strike proved the difference in a pretty forgettable game.

Fulham, for their part, attempted to play some neat football, but apart from an early Giorgos Karagounis effort that fizzed just wide and a late shot from Dimitar Berbatov that forced a save from Asmir Begovic, this was a match that won’t be fondly recalled by the Whites.

Martin Jol made four changes from the side that lost 3-1 to Sunderland last weekend. Philippe Senderos replaced the suspended Brede Hangeland, Ashkan Dejagah came in for Damien Duff, while Chris Baird - back from a one-match ban - and Mladen Petric took the places of injured duo Alexander Kačaniklić and Bryan Ruiz. There was a spot on the bench for Academy youngster Charles Banya, as well as Pajtim Kasami, Mahamadou Diarra and Neil Etheridge. In Hangeland’s absence, Berbatov took the Captain’s armband.

Fulham lined-up in a 4-4-2 formation, with Karagounis on the left of midfield. Baird was in the middle alongside Steve Sidwell, with Petric up top with Berbatov.

On a cold and wet afternoon at the Britannia Stadium, Fulham had the first shot of the game in the second minute, with Karagounis’ effort from 22 yards fizzing three feet wide of Begovic’s right-hand post. Three minutes later, Begovic collided with his own teammate in Robert Huth as they both went to clear a Matthew Etherington backpass. With the ball rolling towards the net, Ryan Shawcross got back to boot it to safety.

At the other end, Aaron Hughes made a good sliding tackle on Peter Crouch as the former England man threatened to go clear, before Huth rose highest to meet an Etherington corner but headed just wide. Senderos went into the book in the 19th minute for blatantly blocking the run of Etherington.

Stoke went in front in the 26th minute. Ryan Shotton’s cross from the right was met by Crouch at the back post. He climbed above Senderos to nod the ball down into the path of Adam, who took a touch before swivelling and firing past Mark Schwarzer from five yards.

Glenn Whelan saw a long-range drive fizz just wide of the near post on 33 minutes and Fulham had an almighty let off moments later when Adam’s inswinging corner was headed onto the crossbar by Shawcross.

Fulham finally began to get their game together towards the end of the half. A good move ended with Begovic sticking out a leg to prevent Berbatov’s cross reaching Petric, before proceedings from the opening 45 minutes came to an end.

There were no changes by either team at the break and, early into the second half, Sidwell could have done better with a diving header from Dejagah’s inviting cross.

On 66 minutes, Schwarzer made a great save to tip over Huth’s header from Adam’s corner, before Duff came on in place of Karagounis on 72 in a move that saw Dejagah switch to the left flank.

Dejagah drifted over to the right shortly afterwards, though, teeing up Berbatov for a crack at goal. The Bulgarian’s shot was fierce but Begovic was able to push it away to safety. Petric then tried his luck from distance and although his effort was straight at Begovic, the Stoke keeper needed two attempts to gather it.

With 10 minutes to go Fulham made a second change, Hugo Rodallega replacing Sidwell. The move, while bold, left Fulham open at the back and Stoke nearly took advantage. Substitute Kenwyne Jones had the ball in the net late on but his effort was ruled out for offside in what proved to be the final action of the match.

Match Information

Competition: Barclays Premier League

Date: Saturday 24 November 2012
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Britannia Stadium, Stoke
Attendance: 26,921

Referee: Michael Oliver

Stoke City

Line-up: Begovic; Shotton, Shawcross, Huth, Cameron; Walters, Whelan, Adam (Whitehead 82'), N'Zonzi, Etherington (Kightly 72'); Crouch (Jones 77')

Unused substitutes: Sørensen, Upson, Palacios, Jerome

Manager: Tony Pulis

Fulham

Line-up: Schwarzer; Riether, Senderos, Hughes, John Arne Riise; Dejagah, Baird, Sidwell (Rodallega 80'), Karagounis (Duff 73'); Berbatov; Petric

Unused substitutes: Etheridge, Kelly, Kasami, Diarra, Banya

Manager: Martin Jol

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Manchester United 13 30
2 Manchester City 12 28
3 West Bromwich Albion 13 26
4 Chelsea 12 24
5 Everton 13 21
6 Arsenal 12 19
7 West Ham United 12 19
8 Tottenham Hotspur 12 17
9 Fulham 13 16
10 Swansea City 12 16
11 Stoke City 13 16
12 Liverpool 12 15
13 Norwich City 13 15
14 Newcastle United 12 14
15 Wigan Athletic 13 14
16 Sunderland 12 12
17 Reading 12 9
18 Aston Villa 12 9
19 Southampton 12 8
20 Queens Park Rangers 13 4
Goals
1
0
Total Shots
16
9
Shots On Target
2
2
Passing Accuracy
71%
81%
Fouls
18
11
Corners
7
2
Offsides
2
2
Bookings
1
1
Sending Offs
0
0
Stoke City (4-5-1)
  • 1Asmir Begovic
  • 30Ryan Shotton
  • 17Ryan Shawcross
  • 4Robert Huth
  • 2Geoff Cameron
  • 19Jonathan Walters
  • 6Glenn Whelan
  • 16Charlie Adam
  • 15Steven N'Zonzi
  • 26Matthew Etherington
  • 25Peter Crouch
Substitutes
  • 29Thomas Sørensen
  • 20Matthew Upson
  • 8Wilson Palacios
  • 18Dean Whitehead
  • 21Michael Kightly
  • 9Kenwyne Jones
  • 33Cameron Jerome
Manager
  • Tony Pulis
Fulham (4-4-1-1)
  • 1Mark Schwarzer
  • 27Sascha Riether
  • 4Philippe Senderos
  • 18Aaron Hughes
  • 3John Arne Riise
  • 24Ashkan Dejagah
  • 6Chris Baird
  • 7Steve Sidwell
  • 14Giorgos Karagounis
  • 9Dimitar Berbatov
  • 10Mladen Petric
Substitutes
  • 38Neil Etheridge
  • 2Stephen Kelly
  • 8Pajtim Kasami
  • 16Damien Duff
  • 19Mahamadou Diarra
  • 42Charles Banya
  • 20Hugo Rodallega
Manager
  • Martin Jol
Goals
0
0
Total shots
0
0
Ball played into the final third of the pitch
0
0
Minutes played by player
0
0
Assists from open play
0
0
Crosses
0
0
Tackles
0
0
Successful aerial duels
0
0
Duel over the possession of the ball where a player wins the ball
0
0
Pass forwards
0
0
Successful dribbles
0
0
Sum of all a players ball events
0
0
Accurate passes
0
0
Key passes
0
0
Player intercepts a pass
0
0
Goalkeeper saves
0
0
Goalkeeper catches a cross
0
0
  • Match ends, Stoke City 1, Fulham 0.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Stoke City 1, Fulham 0.
  • 90'+2' Attempt blocked. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by John Arne Riise.
  • 90'+1' Hand ball by Geoff Cameron (Stoke City).
  • 90' Offside, Stoke City. Michael Kightly tries a through ball, but Jonathan Walters is caught offside.
  • 88' Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 88' Foul by Glenn Whelan (Stoke City).
  • 82' Substitution, Stoke City. Dean Whitehead replaces Charlie Adam.
  • 80' Substitution, Fulham. Hugo Rodallega replaces Steve Sidwell.
  • 80' Mladen Petric (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 80' Foul by Jonathan Walters (Stoke City).
  • 79' Foul by Philippe Senderos (Fulham).
  • 79' Kenwyne Jones (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 79' Attempt missed. John Arne Riise (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ashkan Dejagah.
  • 78' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Geoff Cameron.
  • 77' Substitution, Stoke City. Kenwyne Jones replaces Peter Crouch.
  • 75' Attempt saved. Mladen Petric (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dimitar Berbatov.
  • 74' Attempt missed. Michael Kightly (Stoke City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Peter Crouch.
  • 74' Attempt saved. Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ashkan Dejagah.
  • 73' Substitution, Fulham. Damien Duff replaces Giorgos Karagounis.
  • 73' Attempt missed. Charlie Adam (Stoke City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.
  • 72' Substitution, Stoke City. Michael Kightly replaces Matthew Etherington.
  • 72' Foul by Steve Sidwell (Fulham).
  • 72' Peter Crouch (Stoke City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 71' Offside, Fulham. Chris Baird tries a through ball, but Ashkan Dejagah is caught offside.
  • 71' Attempt blocked. Chris Baird (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Giorgos Karagounis.
  • 70' Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 70' Foul by Charlie Adam (Stoke City).
  • 69' Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 69' Foul by Charlie Adam (Stoke City).
  • 67' Attempt missed. Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Matthew Etherington with a cross following a corner.
  • 67' Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Mark Schwarzer.
  • 67' Attempt saved. Robert Huth (Stoke City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Matthew Etherington with a cross.
  • 66' Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by John Arne Riise.
  • 66' Attempt blocked. Glenn Whelan (Stoke City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Peter Crouch with a headed pass.
  • 65' Foul by Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham).
  • 65' Jonathan Walters (Stoke City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 65' Attempt missed. Steven N'Zonzi (Stoke City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
  • 63' Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 63' Foul by Matthew Etherington (Stoke City).
  • 61' Mark Schwarzer (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 61' Foul by Robert Huth (Stoke City).
  • 60' Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Philippe Senderos.
  • 60' Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Philippe Senderos.
  • 60' Attempt blocked. Charlie Adam (Stoke City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Peter Crouch.
  • 58' Foul by Philippe Senderos (Fulham).
  • 58' Asmir Begovic (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 57' Geoff Cameron (Stoke City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 57' Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 57' Foul by Geoff Cameron (Stoke City).
  • 50' John Arne Riise (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 50' Foul by Jonathan Walters (Stoke City).
  • 49' Philippe Senderos (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 49' Foul by Charlie Adam (Stoke City).
  • 48' Attempt missed. Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Chris Baird.
  • 46' Attempt missed. Glenn Whelan (Stoke City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jonathan Walters.
  • Second Half begins Stoke City 1, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+4' First Half ends, Stoke City 1, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+3' Attempt missed. Charlie Adam (Stoke City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
  • 45' Foul by Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham).
  • 45' Matthew Etherington (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 42' Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 42' Foul by Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City).
  • 38' Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 38' Foul by Glenn Whelan (Stoke City).
  • 37' Attempt missed. Mladen Petric (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Sascha Riether with a cross.
  • 36' Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City) hits the bar with a header from very close range. Assisted by Matthew Etherington with a cross following a corner.
  • 36' Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Giorgos Karagounis.
  • 35' Foul by Mladen Petric (Fulham).
  • 35' Robert Huth (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 35' Attempt missed. Glenn Whelan (Stoke City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Robert Huth.
  • 34' Offside, Fulham. John Arne Riise tries a through ball, but Mladen Petric is caught offside.
  • 34' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 32' Delay in match Steve Sidwell (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 28' Attempt blocked. Mladen Petric (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dimitar Berbatov.
  • 27' John Arne Riise (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 27' Foul by Charlie Adam (Stoke City).
  • 26' Goal! Stoke City 1, Fulham 0. Charlie Adam (Stoke City) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Peter Crouch with a headed pass.
  • 25' Foul by Mladen Petric (Fulham).
  • 25' Robert Huth (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 24' Foul by Mladen Petric (Fulham).
  • 24' Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 22' Attempt missed. Charlie Adam (Stoke City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.
  • 22' Attempt blocked. Matthew Etherington (Stoke City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Peter Crouch with a headed pass.
  • 21' Offside, Stoke City. Glenn Whelan tries a through ball, but Ryan Shawcross is caught offside.
  • 20' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 20' Delay in match Matthew Etherington (Stoke City) because of an injury.
  • 19' Philippe Senderos (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 19' Foul by Philippe Senderos (Fulham).
  • 19' Matthew Etherington (Stoke City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 18' Foul by Steve Sidwell (Fulham).
  • 18' Charlie Adam (Stoke City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 16' Foul by Mladen Petric (Fulham).
  • 16' Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 15' Attempt missed. Robert Huth (Stoke City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Matthew Etherington with a cross following a corner.
  • 15' Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Chris Baird.
  • 14' Attempt missed. Charlie Adam (Stoke City) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Jonathan Walters with a headed pass following a corner.
  • 13' Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Chris Baird.
  • 12' Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 12' Foul by Steven N'Zonzi (Stoke City).
  • 11' Mladen Petric (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 11' Foul by Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City).
  • 9' Steve Sidwell (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 9' Foul by Charlie Adam (Stoke City).
  • 8' Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 8' Foul by Ryan Shotton (Stoke City).
  • 2' Attempt missed. Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Sascha Riether.
  • 2' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Robert Huth.
  • 1' Hand ball by Jonathan Walters (Stoke City).
  • First Half begins.
  • Line-ups are announced and players are warming up.
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