One of the easiest afternoons as a Premier League goalkeeper he is ever likely to have as any Fulham chances were virtually non-existent.
Has made a seamless transition into Premier League football and has slotted into one of the most organised defences into the top-flight to great success.
Delivered a superb cross in the build-up to the opening goal but it appears he is yet to convince the Stoke faithful he is worthy of his position.
A recent England call-up seems to have given the defender's confidence a real boost. Assertive and powerful in the air and his passing is much improved.
Unlucky not to have scored in the first half with a bullet header and other than that he was largely untested defensively.
A number of trademark crosses from the wide-man had Fulham on constant red alert before being withdrawn for Kightly.
Probably the unsung man in the Stoke midfield. Brings grit, determination and a good football brain to the side.
Looks a shadow of the player who caught the headlines during his Blackpool days but scored the winning goal that ultimately decided the match.
The Frenchman is a good fit for Stoke with his physicality and his passing range is a real asset to Pulis' men.
Struggled to make much of an impact in the first half and it was surprising to see him last the full 90 minutes.
Will have been relieved not to have faced Brede Hangeland and undoubtedly benefited from the Norwegian's absence as he headed down to set up Charlie Adam.
Helpless with Adam's opener and despite Stoke's dominance he was forced into few saves.
Normally likes to get forward and whip in the crosses but was pinned into his own half throughout.
A tough afternoon for Riise with the Norwegian often having to cope with Ryan Shotton teaming up with Jonathan Walters going forward.
He was not the calming presence that Hangeland undoubtedly would have been and really struggled with a lack of mobility.
Moved into a midfield position and was far from his best against a physical Stoke side.
Not the most physically dominating of central defenders Hughes came off second best with his duel with Crouch.
Tried to play neat passing football but Stoke's pressing never allowed him to settle into any kind of rhythm in his play.
A rare start and one that he will not look back too fondly on. Battled for scraps that the Stoke defence dealt with, with ease.
Had a rasping effort go just wide in the opening minutes but after that became a passenger before being replaced by Damien Duff
Was always going to be a tough afternoon and his skill and trickery was well marshalled out by an in-form Huth and Shawcross
Desperately tried to get involved in the game but by dropping deeper and deeper his urgency was counter-productive as Fulham cried out for a centre-forward.
Came on for Etherington to bring some more energy but spent his brief time on the field defending the remaining minutes.
Has not seen a lot of football this season but replaced Crouch after 78 minutes. Had a goal ruled out for offside and looked desperate to take his chance.