Saturday 7 January 2017, 3:00pm at Motspur Park, Surrey
Fulham FC
Williams (pen) 8', 90'+2
Stoke City
Stoke City

8' Penalty

George Williams

90'+2 Goal

George Williams

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Mohamed Diallo
Off:Sergio Molina

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Kristofer Szereto
Off:Mohamed El-Ouarachi

George Williams’ brace secured Fulham a 2-0 PL2 victory over Stoke City at Motspur Park on Saturday afternoon.

Fulham got their PL2 campaign back under way in 2017 with a bang, as George Williams’ brace secured a 2-0 victory over Stoke City at Motspur Park on Saturday afternoon.

It was a thoroughly deserved win for Peter Grant’s side who dominated the game and created the clearer chances throughout against an intimidating Potters outfit which boasted both Barcelona and Real Madrid academy graduates.

The Whites made the perfect start early on when Elijah Adebayo – back from a productive loan stint at Slough Town – latched onto a throughball and rounded Harry Isted in the area.

The Stoke goalkeeper tried to snatch the ball but succeeded only in bringing Adebayo down, with Williams dispatching the subsequent spot-kick successfully.

Fulham were largely untroubled throughout the remainder of the encounter but had to wait until stoppage time to double the advantage, when Williams was aptly rewarded for his work rate at such a late stage in the game.

Following a City throw-in the ball was played back to Isted who was unable to get it under control, and Williams’ desire to put him under pressure resulted in a simple goal for the Fulham forward.

Match Information

Competition: PL2, Division 2

Date: Saturday 7 January 2017
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Motspur Park, Surrey
Attendance: 135


Line-up: Rodak; Fossey, Davies, Jenz, Opoku; Kwietniewski, Kait; De La Torre, Williams, Thorsteinsson; Adebayo

Unused substitutes: Lukwata, Thomas, Harris, Pearce

Stoke City

Line-up: Isted; Edwards, Banks, Sweeney, McJannet; Molina (Diallo 46'), Lecygne; Jarvis, Shenton, El-Ouarachi (Szereto 81'); Abdallah

Unused substitutes: Sadiki, Deczki, Da Silva

Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Marek Rodak
  • 2Marlon Fossey
  • 5Aron Davies
  • 6Moritz Jenz
  • 3Jerome Opoku
  • 8Mikolaj Kwietniewski
  • 4Mattias Kait
  • 7Luca De La Torre
  • 10George Williams
  • 11Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson
  • 9Elijah Adebayo
  • 12Josh Lukwata
  • 14Cassian Thomas
  • 15Jayden Harris
  • 16Isaac Pearce
Stoke City (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Harry Isted
  • 2Liam Edwards
  • 5Lewis Banks
  • 6Ryan Sweeney
  • 3Cameron McJannet
  • 8Sergio Molina
  • 4Eddy Lecygne
  • 7Daniel Jarvis
  • 10Ollie Shenton
  • 11Mohamed El-Ouarachi
  • 9Hakim Abdallah
  • 12Kosovar Sadiki
  • 13Mate Deczki
  • 14Kristofer Szereto
  • 15Venancio Da Silva
  • 16Mohamed Diallo