Fulham beat West Brom to record first Premier League win

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Fulham football club has recorded his first Premier League win of the season since they returned from relegation at the end of the 2019-2020 season. The club played against struggling West Brom and successfully defeated them with two early goals.

Before the match, Fulham was among the clubs that were yet to record any win in 6 Premier League games. Such form left them in the bottom three.

But Fulham’s 2-0 win over West Brom tonight has taken the London club out of the category of winless clubs and moved the club to the 17th spot with 4 points in 7 matches. So far this season, Fulham has lost five matches, drawn one, and won one.

This means that Sheffield United, Burnley, and West Brom are the only three clubs that are yet to win any league game this season and they are currently occupying the bottom three.

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In tonight’s game against West Brom, Fulham took the lead in the 26th minute when the club’s Aleksandar Mitrović assisted Bobby Decordova-Reid to score a header to register his second Premier League goal of the season.

Fulham established themselves more in the game in the 30th minute when Nigerian defender Ola Aina took advantage of Aleksandar Mitrović’s pass to score a stunner from 20 yards.

Fulham players celebrating with Ola Aina
Fulham players celebrating with Ola Aina after his 20 yards stunner.

The visitors were not able to get back into the game as Fulham continued to press for more goals which they were not able to get until the match ended.

Fulham’s coach, Scott Parker said: “Of course there is a relief because we had not won a game. We have won but along the journey, there are going to be many bumps.

“There has been a narrative around us because of the money we spent last time. But there has been a single-mindedness about us this season. Defeats are going to happen, but they can’t bury us.

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“The noise surrounds everyone in this league. My message is very different: try not to let the noise reach the players. Wins breed a bit of confidence – you need wins to get that uplift.

“We got what we deserved. We are maturing and improving. We got a result and it is brilliant, but we have to keep moving forward.”

While West Brom coach Slaven Bilic said: “The lads have been good in training, but we only played for 25 minutes. They were better than us in everything, one v one, two v two, passing the ball, aggression, and commitment, everything really and I’m extremely disappointed – we can’t play like this.

“We have to be what we were in the last couple of games. You lose a bit of commitment when you see that the opponent is stronger than you. They were better and I’m disappointed.

“It’s worrying – not the points or position, but the performance. Everything starts with the work rate, commitment, dedication and we simply didn’t match them and have to work much, much harder. We don’t have the most quality. If we work harder, we will have a chance in many games.”

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