Saturday 17 February 2018, 2:00pm at bet365 Stadium, Stoke
Stoke City
Stoke City
4
Shenton 39'; Campbell 53', 79', 81'
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Thorsteinsson 41'

39' Goal

Oliver Shenton
Assist by Tyrese Campbell

53' Goal

Tyrese Campbell
Assist by Kris Szereto

79' Goal

Tyrese Campbell
Assist by Lewis Banks

81' Goal

Tyrese Campbell

61' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Luis Da Silva
Off:Tre Pemberton

75' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Daniel Gyollai
Off:Ryan Hill

86' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Abdou Toure
Off:Kris Szereto

41' Goal

Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson

69' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Michael Elstone
Off:Nicolas Santos-Clase

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A hat-trick from Tyrese Campbell put the match out of reach for the Whites in their trip to the bet 365 Stadium.

Fulham lost 4-1 on their travels to the bet 365 Stadium against Stoke City on Saturday afternoon.

It was all level at the break thanks to a Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson strike, but goals in quick succession saw Tyrese Cambell grab a hat trick for the hosts and put the game out of reach. 

Thorsteinsson had the opening shot of the match as it was charged down in the fourth minute, however, it was the hosts who created the better early chance.

In the next minute the Potters raced towards goal, Moritz Jenz blocked an effort from Oliver Shenton. Kris Szereto shot first time on target with the rebound and Luca Ashby-Hammond was forced into a save, pushing the ball onto the left post. 

Fulham went very close 19 minutes into the match, Thorsteinsson pulled a ball back from a wide set piece to Tayo Edun. The midfielder chipped into the box and Nicolas Santos-Clase managed to bring the ball down sliced his shot.

The ball popped up for Aron Davies who attempted a bicycle kick and Stoke finally cleared the danger.

Edun got caught in possession 25 minutes in, Shenton chipped the ball over for Tyrese Campbell. Ashby-Hammond sprinted out of his box and Campbell fired at an open goal, missing by inches.

The match became end to end, Thorsteinsson and de la Torre had several attempts charged down as they looked to get in behind and take advantage.

10 minutes later, de la Torre stormed through midfield bursting past his marker with pace. He slipped a ball to Santos-Clase’s feet, he took a touch and shot across goal but a good save by Jakob Haugaard denied him.

The hosts made the breakthrough in the 39th minute, Campbell recovered the ball high up the pitch and put a cross in behind Shenton. The midfielder flicked the ball goal side and struck near post, beating Ashby-Hammond.

It took less than two minutes for the Whites to equalise. Thorsteinsson at the edge of the box, with his head down, struck hard and low. The ball tucked in off the bottom left to level the match.

The first attack of the second half was a goal for the Potters. In the 53rd minute Aron Davies tried to recover a wayward backpass from a team-mate but there was nothing he could do as Szereto put Campbell in.

The striker fired quickly inside the box, his shot went through Ashby-Hammond to make it 2-1.

In the 62nd minute the Whites thought they had equalised. Steven Sessegnon burst past the right back and drilled a low ball into the box, a little flick from de la Torre sent it near post but a remarkable save from Haugaard prevented the Whites pulling level for a second time.

With quarter of an hour left Thorsteinsson floated a corner towards the back post, Tyrese Francois rifled a volley on target and forced another good save from the keeper. It was at this point the match changed.

In the 79th minute Lewis Banks sent an early cross into Fulham’s box and Campbell headed his second goal putting the match out of reach for the Whites.

Less than two minutes passed and Campbell sniffed out his hat-trick. He received the ball at the edge of the box and with his left, struck for the top left corner, making it 4-1 for the hosts.

Thorsteinsson was firing from distance in the last 10, attempting to get something from the match but to no avail and the match finished with a resounding win for Stoke. 

Match Information

Competition: PL2, Division 2

Date: Saturday 17 February 2018
Kick-off: 2:00pm

Venue: bet365 Stadium, Stoke

Stoke City

Line-up: Haugaard; Pemberton (Da Silva 61'), Banks, Collins, Niakate; Shenton, Sorensen; Hill (Gyollai 75'), Jarvis, Szereto (Toure 86'); Campbell

Unused substitutes: Twyford, Ayoola

Fulham

Line-up: Ashby-Hammond; Atkinson, Davies, Jenz; Fossey, Francois, Edun, Sessegnon; de la Torre, Santos-Clase (Elstone 69'), Thorsteinsson

Unused substitutes: Schwarzer, Harris, Nabay, Pearce

Stoke City (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Jakob Haugaard
  • 2Tre Pemberton
  • 5Lewis Banks
  • 6Nathan Collins
  • 3Moussa Niakate
  • 8Oliver Shenton
  • 4Lasse Sorensen
  • 7Ryan Hill
  • 10Daniel Jarvis
  • 11Kris Szereto
  • 9Tyrese Campbell
Substitutes
  • 12Luis Da Silva
  • 13Daniel Gyollai
  • 14Jacob Twyford
  • 15Abdou Toure
  • 16Shola Ayoola
Fulham (3-4-3)
  • 1Luca Ashby-Hammond
  • 6Robert Atkinson
  • 5Aron Davies
  • 4Moritz Jenz
  • 2Marlon Fossey
  • 10Tyrese Francois
  • 8Tayo Edun
  • 3Stephen Sessegnon
  • 7Luca de la Torre
  • 9Nicolas Santos-Clase
  • 11Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson
Substitutes
  • 12Julian Schwarzer
  • 14Jayden Harris
  • 15Foday Nabay
  • 16Michael Elstone
  • 17Isaac Pearce