Promotion-chasing Fulham in seventh heaven for second time this season

Marco Silva was pleasantly surprised that Fulham were able to match their 7-0 victory earlier in the season as they smashed Reading at the Select Car Leasing Stadium.

The Whites beat Blackburn Rovers by exactly the same scoreline. They are the first English League team since Liverpool in 1895-96 to win multiple away games by at least seven goals in a single season.

“It is not a normal score,” said Silva, with Fulham leapfrogging Blackburn to go second in the Championship. “The last game that we did it, we did it with superiority on the pitch, 10 against 11 for 60 minutes and tonight was a little bit different because it was 11 against 11.

“After our third goal things were really difficult for them and we kept the same intensity and same pace, including long periods of the match which is a good sign for me as a manager after a long break for some of these players without a game in their legs. It was good – it was a good score, a good result for us.

“All these situations are important for us but, at the end, it is just three points.

“After the Sheffield United match, we want to play as quick as possible because it was our first defeat in 12 games.

“We were 11 games unbeaten and that defeat for us was tough and unfortunately for us, we had three games cancelled and we want to play as soon as possible.”




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