Nigeria's Odemwingie scores as Stoke beat Fulham in Premier League

AP, Saturday 3 May 2014

Peter Odemwingie
Peter Odemwingie (R) of Stoke City celebrates scoring against Fulham during their English Premier League soccer match at the Britannia stadium in Stoke, May 3, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

Fulham's 13-year stay in the Premier League came to an end with a 4-1 loss at Stoke on Saturday.

Peter Odemwingie's 39th-minute strike and second-half goals for Stoke by Marko Arnautovic, Oussama Assaidi and Jonathan Walters condemned Fulham to a league-high 24th defeat of the campaign, ensuring the team is unable to climb out of the bottom three with one game remaining.

It's been a tumultuous season for the London club, which has changed manager twice after firing Martin Jol in December and then replacing Rene Meulensteen with Felix Magath in February.

Magath, the former Bayern Munich coach, had never been relegated in his coaching career but could not prevent Fulham sliding into the League Championship.

Kieran Richardson grabbed Fulham's consolation goal in the 80th at Britannia Stadium.

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