Fulham beats Stoke 2-1 in Premier League

Striker Pavel Pogrebnyak scored on his debut to help Fulham beat

Stoke City 2-1 at Craven Cottage in the Premier League on


Pogrebnyak, who joined the West London team from Bundesliga side

Stuttgart during the January transfer window, opened the scoring in

the 16th minute with a close-range finish into the top left


Clint Dempsey helped double the lead in the 28th when his shot

hit the bar before bouncing back into Stoke goalkeeper Thomas

Sorensen and deflecting into the net for an own goal.

Ryan Shawcross scored a consolation goal for the visitors in the

78th when he headed in from a Jermaine Pennant corner.

It was Stoke’s fourth league defeat in a row and leaves Tony

Pulis’ team on a run of one victory in their last nine games.