Fulham matchwinner Bent: Stoke defence quality

Fulham striker Darren Bent was delighted to score in victory over Stoke City.

Fulham striker Darren Bent was delighted to score in victory over Stoke City.

The 29-year-old striker took his chance after a cross-shot from Pajtim Kasami deflected off Ryan Shawcross and into his path at the back post.

He said: “Stoke’s back four is up there with the strongest in the division, especially with (Robert) Huth and Shawcross. They’ve got a really good partnership and are always difficult to play against. You need those breaks and luckily I got one and finished it off.

“When it came to me and I knew the goalkeeper was going to come flying at me, and Huth as well. I said to myself if I can get past these two then it should be an open goal and fortunately that’s what happened.

“It nearly happened again straight after but that time the defender read it.”

 
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