Stoke City 2-3 Fulham: Cottagers stretch lead at top of Championship after edging five-goal thriller

Fulham stretched their lead at the top of the Championship to eight points after a 3-2 win over Stoke, despite falling behind inside 45 seconds.

The Cottagers suffered an early setback when D’Margio Wright-Phillips – son of Shaun and grandson of Ian Wright – opened the scoring with the game’s first attack.

Rodrigo Munoz immediately equalised and Fabio Carvalho and Bobby Decordova-Reid scored either side of a spectacular Lewis Baker strike to secure a fourth straight league win.


Making only his second league start and his first in front of a home crowd, 20-year-old Wright-Phillips met an enticing Josh Tymon delivery with an accomplished volley – his first senior strike.

However, the Potters’ celebrations were cut short a matter of seconds later when the league’s pace-setters equalised straight from kick-off.

Muniz – the 20-year-old Brazilian tasked with filling the void left by absent top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic – rifled an accurate effort into the top corner in an eventful opening two minutes.

The fixture, promised goals due to Fulham’s return of 19 in their three prior outings, showed no signs of slowing yet it was Michael O’Neill’s side who looked destined to regain the lead.


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Title: Stoke City 2-3 Fulham: Cottagers stretch lead at top of Championship after edging five-goal thriller
Sourced From: www.skysports.com/football/stoke-city-vs-fulham/report/447671
Published Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2022 17:15:00 GMT

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