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Fulham relegated after defeat

Stoke thrashed sorry Fulham 4-1 at the Britannia Stadium as the Cottagers were relegated from the Premier League.

The Cottagers' defeat - coupled with Sunderland winning 1-0 at Manchester United - was enough to send Felix Magath's side down.

Stoke's opener came on 39 minutes after Marko Arnautovic cut the ball back from the right byline to Stephen Ireland whose shot was deflected off Dan Burn onto the crossbar, with Peter Odemwingie there to slot home from close range.

Arnautovic added the second on 54 minutes with a breakaway goal following a pass from Oussama Assaidi.

The pair then combined again with another breakaway goal with 17 minutes remaining, with Assaidi scoring this time.

Keiran Richardson pulled a goal back for Fulham on 80 minutes from Darren Bent's assist but substitute Jon Walters added a fourth for Stoke with yet another breakaway goal two minutes later to complete the victory.

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