Very little to do for the Bosnian as Fulham failed to make a mark in the opposition box.
Slotted in well next to Shawcross. Only troubled in the air when Zamora moved onto the shorter center-back of the Stoke pair. Booked.
Quieter than fellow full-back Wilkinson. One free-kick deflected nicely into Crouch's path in the first half.
Put in a few decent crosses from the right and refrained from any of his more fruity challenges.
Got up to usual rough and tumble in the opposition area when he used his giant frame to effect. Little defending to do.
Rose unopposed to double the Potters' advantage. Enjoyed a running battle with Riise to see who could throw the ball furthest. Economical in possession. Booked.
Watched the ball fly over his head as Murphy's words about Stoke's style bore true. Provided few incisive passes. Booked.
The most dangerous player on the pitch by a distance. Set-up Crouch with a peach of a cross in the 21st minute which was spurned. Was similarly wasteful himself in injury-time when he shot wide with the goal at his mercy after Crouch re-paid the favor with a delightful one-two. Replaced by Whitehead. Booked
Pressed Baird back continuously. Would have regretted not using the ball as well as fellow winger Pennant. Even assist for Walters' goal was a poorly struck shot. Made up for it with pin-point free-kick for Delap.
Buzzed around the park and was in the right place to convert Etherington's cross-shot to lift the Britannia off its feet.
Riled up Schwarzer all afternoon as he used his size to unsettle the Australian. Guilty of a terrible miss when he scuffed a volley from a Pennant that left him unmarked 10 yards from goal.
Feathers were ruffled by Crouch as the striker kept getting in his face at every opportunity. This was at its worst in the 64th minute when he failed to clear a Delap throw-in and nearly presented Crouch with an open goal.
His lack of inches to Crouch should have been punished in the 21st minute when he was caught under a Pennant cross. Stuck to task well against Walters on the deck.
A lovely cross was nodded just wide by Zamora in Fulham's only real chance. Booked.
The dynamism from his Liverpool days seem to have been left in Italy. Still possesses his thunderbolt of a shot, and he rattled Begovic's cross-bar in the 78th minute. Then failed to mark Delap as any hope of a comeback was destroyed.
Edged battle in the air with the similarly vertically superior Crouch.
Got stuck into the opposition. Energy provided a rare bright point for Fulham.
Made little impression before injury forced his early replacement for Duff.
Every touch was booed as the Britannia crowd remembered his previous negative remarks about Stoke's style of play. Did nothing on the pitch to justify his preaching. Used experience to clear Wilson's header off the line. Tired and replaced by Etuhu. Booked.
Neat touches but was unable to convert sharp play into chances.
Left to feed on scraps as Fulham failed to get its foot on the ball. Replaced by Sa.
Only visiting player to look a threat. Used frame to bully Upson at times. Went inches away from opening the scoring in the 40th minute with a deft flicked header.
- 38 N. Etheridge
- M. Briggs
- 2 S. Kelly
- 10 P. Kasami
Came on in the 80th minute and watched Fulham's hopes of a point disappear.
More direct than the man he replaced in the 36th minute. Worked space well for Baird to set-up Zamora five minutes from half-time. Booked.
Little chance for the striker to impress after he came on in the 84th minute.