Posted February 23, 2013 on
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Dimitar Berbatov's crisp volley gave Fulham a 1-0 victory over Stoke in a rare moment of quality in a drab Premier League match on Saturday.
The Bulgarian striker struck the ball powerfully past goalkeeper Asmir Begovic at the near post in the 45th minute at Craven Cottage for his ninth goal of the season.
Stoke forward Jonathan Walters missed a second-half penalty after Ashkan Dejagah had blocked a cross from Brek Shea with his arm.
Shea, a United States winger, replaced the injured Matthew Etherington in the 24th minute to make his first appearance for Stoke since joining from Major League Soccer club FC Dallas last month.
Fulham moved up to 11th in the standings, within a point of Stoke.
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Goal of the week is back and this time it comes from Dimitar Berbatov at Craven Cottage against Stoke. It is a cracking volley to gain Fulham an important three points as they begin to make a late season surge up the table.
Have a look at the form and technique as the goalie looks on in horror.
Click here to view the video on YouTube.
Sascha Riether is available again when Fulham take on Stoke City at Craven Cottage on Saturday.
The right-back lost his ever-present Premier League record when being forced to miss the 0-0 draw with Norwich City last time due to illness.
Stanislav Manolev made his Fulham debut in place of Riether against the Canaries, while Dimitar Berbatov passed a fitness test on his hamstring...
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Both Manchester sides won, Arsenal edged Villa, and Norwich rallied against Everton in the English Premier League on February 23-24, 2013.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Fulham 1-0 Stoke City
1 – 0
Jonathan Walters (pen miss)