Friday 13 October 2017, 7:00pm at Motspur Park, Surrey
Fulham FC
Atkinson 26'; Adebayo (pen) 43'
Stoke City
Stoke City
Jarvis 2'

26' Goal

Rob Atkinson

43' Penalty

Elijah Adebayo

55' Yellow Card

Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson Card was given for a foul

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cameron Thompson
Off:Elijah Adebayo

86' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jayden Harris
Off:Mikolaj Kwietniewski

2' Goal

Daniel Jarvis

75' Yellow Card

Lewis Banks Card was given for a foul

90' Yellow Card

Tre Pemberton Card was given for a foul

45'+36 Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tre Pemberton
Off:Daniel Jarvis

Fulham beat Stoke 2-1 at Motspur Park after conceding early on, Atkinson levelled with a corner before Adebayo put the Whites ahead.

Fulham beat Stoke City 2-1 at Motspur Park on Friday evening. It was a frantic first half followed by a second where the Whites dominated possession and saw out the match expertly.

The Whites conceded early on in the second minute through Daniel Jarvis. Fulham bounced back as Rob Atkinson levelled from a corner, before Elijah Adebayo took the lead from the 12-yard spot.

It was an electric start to the match. Stoke City had the first attack when a midfielder headed the ball through to Ryan Hill. The number 11 sprinted down the right wing, he cut a ball to Tyrese Campbell and he shot wide. 

From the restart a Fulham midfielder was caught in possession by Jarvis, he quickly turned and stroked his shot past Magnus Norman to take an early lead.

Straight from the restart Fulham found themselves in a two on one, Elijah Adebayo passed a ball through to Tayo Edun clear on goal. He took a touch and tried to curl the ball into the back of the net, his effort rebounded off the right post. 

After the early set back, it was the Whites looking the stronger of the teams. Edun played Adebayo in the eighth minute, the striker shot near post but Daniel Gyollai in goal moved his feet quickly to make the save.

Stoke mounted an attack two minutes later, Jarvis was a handful and took another shot at goal, Aron Davies did well to block his effort for a corner.

In the 13th minute, Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson whipped a fantastic ball into the Potters’ box, Adebayo leaped for the ball but just couldn’t reach it to turn it towards goal.

The game started to settle down after the hectic start. Mortiz Jenz made three important tackles in the next five minutes down the right wing, preventing Stoke from getting forward and springing the Whites’ own attack. 

In the 25th minute Fulham created another chance, Thorsteinsson drifted into the box with the ball, and just as the right back came in for the challenge he turned sharply and wrong footed him.

The Icelandic went for power and Gyollai matched his effort with a good save. Fulham were knocking on the door with their pressure, and Stoke’s centre back almost headed into his own goal, just passing the post.

From the corner, Atkinson launched himself at the ball and sent a powerful header at goal. It was blocked on the line the keeper, and Fulham’s latest signing slammed the rebound into the back of the goal to make it 1-1 in the 26th minute. 

Nine minutes later it was the Whites again, Mattias Kait slipped a ball through to Jenz who found space down the right wing. He curled an early cross into the box for Adebayo who had a shot blocked 10 yards from goal. 

Stoke countered and were unlucky not to go ahead for a second time, a fantastic block from captain Davies, followed up by two more shots from Thibaud Verlinden and Mark Waddington.

Matt O’Riley tried to get in on the action, he picked up the ball on the halfway line before skipping past 4 players in a blue shirt and tried to curl an effort top corner, but another fine save stopped him.

The Whites found the advantage in the 43rd minute, Edun left his defender for dead with a powerful run, he pulled a ball back to Dan Martin running at speed, the defender went flying into the tackle and the referee didn’t hesitate at awarding a penalty.

Adebayo stepped up and shot to his left, Gyollai guessed correctly but the effort was pinpoint and tucked inside the netting.

Cameron Thompson came on at half time for Adebayo, and he looked lively from the whistle, linking up well with Thorsteinsson, Kait and Mikolaj Kwietniewski.

The second half Fulham were controlling the match in a much quieter half, in the 58th minute Kwietniewski cut a ball across the face of goal but no one could get there.

In the 77th minute Stoke registered their first shot of the half, with the goal scorer Jarvis shooting high over the bar.

With nine minutes left, Thorsteinsson was pulled to the ground in the box, but the referee called no foul. In the next play Kait slipped a ball under the keeper, but the linesman’s flag went up straight away. 

Hill should have equalised with six minutes left on the clock. Oliver Shenton pulled the ball back for him and he scuffed a shot into the left post.

The match finished with a well deserved win for the Whites.

Match Information

Competition: PL2, Division 2

Date: Friday 13 October 2017
Kick-off: 7:00pm

Venue: Motspur Park, Surrey


Line-up: Norman; Jenz, Davies, Atkinson, Martin; Edun, O'Riley; Kwietniewski (Harris 86'), Kait, Thorsteinsson; Adebayo (Thompson 46')

Unused substitutes: Ashby-Hammond, Nabay, Elstone

Stoke City

Line-up: Gyollai; Banks, Soutter, Cherdieu, McJannet; Shenton, Waddington; Verlinden, Jarvis (Pemberton 45'), Hill; Campbell

Unused substitutes: Da Silva, Deczki, Sorensen, Devlin

Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Magnus Norman
  • 2Moritz Jenz
  • 5Aron Davies
  • 6Rob Atkinson
  • 3Dan Martin
  • 8Tayo Edun
  • 4Matt O'Riley
  • 7Mikolaj Kwietniewski
  • 10Mattias Kait
  • 11Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson
  • 9Elijah Adebayo
  • 12Luca Ashby-Hammond
  • 14Jayden Harris
  • 15Foday Nabay
  • 16Michael Elstone
  • 17Cameron Thompson
Stoke City (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Daniel Gyollai
  • 2Lewis Banks
  • 5Harry Soutter
  • 6Andrew Cherdieu
  • 3Cameron McJannet
  • 8Oliver Shenton
  • 4Mark Waddington
  • 7Thibaud Verlinden
  • 10Daniel Jarvis
  • 11Ryan Hill
  • 9Tyrese Campbell
  • 12Luis Da Silva
  • 13Mate Deczki
  • 14Lasse Sorensen
  • 15Tre Pemberton
  • 16Jack Devlin