Fulham vs. Stoke City  1 - 0

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Commentary

Minute   Description
90' +4 After Fulham withstand some Stoke pressure and see out the time effectively, the referee blows the final whistle! A truly scrappy contest won by a smart finish from substitute Darren Bent - it finishes, much to Martin Jol's apparent delight, 1-0 to Fulham!
90' +3 P. Senderos gets yellow.
Kasami does really well down the left as Fulham attempt to launch a counter, finding Bent with a lovely cross. The Englishman tries a similar thing to that which provided a goal ten minutes earlier but he can't get his shot away this time, allowing Stoke one last chance to come at Fulham.
90' +2 Stoke have, understandably, reverted to type for these final few minutes, as Huth and Crouch spearhead an attack. However, they aren't really getting the crosses in, Arnautovic instead choosing to shoot from distance. The striker gets his effort all wrong though, dragging well wide of the post.
90' +1 Senderos indulges in an uncomprising hoof up the pitch, giving Bent something to chase. Stoke eventually claim the ball but Arnautovic's cross is just too strong for Huth and it's a Fulham goal kick.
90' As four minutes of injury time are called, Ruiz plays a short corner to Sidwell, who plays off Huth for another corner. This could be a long four minutes for Fulham.
89' Assaidi attempts to put an end to that spell with a cross but Stockdale is equal to it, meeting the cross with ample confidence. Just a minute of normal time remains and Stoke have yet to really trouble Fulham since that goal as Damien Duff earns his side a corner.
88' The aftermath of the opening goal shows just what a goal can do to a game. Whereas Stoke looked the more confident before the goal, Fulham are now looking in control, playing possibly the best football they've played all game!
87' The onslaught has yet to really materialise for the Potters as Fulham have broken up their opposition's attempted attacks adeptly. Still, it's difficult to envisage Stoke not having a couple of opportunities before the final whistle.
85' The referee does Shawcross a big favour by giving the centre back a free kick as the Englishman goes down very easily under pressure from Kasami, clearly not wanting to give away a corner in the final few minutes.
84' P. Crouch enters the game and replaces J. Walters.
They didn't really deserve that goal, in all honesty, but Jol's side will most certainly take it! They can expect an onslaught from the Potters now, however, as the questionable centre back partnership of Senderos and Amorebieta will be put under considerable duress in the final six minutes.

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 38 +65 86
2 38 +51 84
3 38 +44 82
4 38 +27 79
5 38 +22 72
6 38 +4 69
7 38 +21 64
8 38 +8 56
9 38 -7 50
10 38 -16 49
11 38 -15 45
12 38 +0 42
13 38 -11 40
14 38 -19 38
15 38 -22 38
16 38 -15 37
17 38 -16 36
18 38 -34 33
19 38 -45 32
20 38 -42 30