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Fulham 3 NSI Runavik 0

Fulham 3 NSI Runavik 0

Only thirty-nine days after our season ended Fulham were back in action last night.

Having qualified for the Europa League, via the Fair Play League, we started our qualification campaign against the minnows form the Faroe Islands, NSI Runavik.

Martin Jol, in his first competitive game since taking over from Mark Hughes, selected a strong starting eleven, the only absentees being those still away on international duty - Carlos Salcido and Clint Dempsey, plus the injured Moussa Dembele.

With reduced admission prices, 14,910 were enticed through the Craven Cottage turnstiles to see Fulham register a 3-0 win against opposition they knew very little about.

The first of the three goals came in the 33rd minute when Damien Duff collected a ball from Simon Davies, before hitting home a low shot from the edge of the area.

Unfortunately, Fulham couldn`t edge a second before the break but the fifteen minute intervention allowed Martin Jol to up the ante and Fulham came out stronger in the second half and looked more purposeful.

The lead was doubled just past the hour mark when Simon Davies was adjudged to have been tripped in the box and Danny Murphy coolly slotted home from the penalty spot.

The third came with twenty minutes to go when Andrew Johnson, the subject of much transfer speculation this summer, produced a neat shot on the turn, from twelve yards, to put Fulham firmly in the driving seat for the second leg, a fixture whereby Martin Jol may well field a few youngsters.

Football is back and doesn`t it feel great!



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Writer:Andrew Joyce
Date:Friday July 1 2011
Time: 4:01PM

Comments

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Surprisingly strong lineup. Expected more than 3-0, but I won't complain.
Teddy_KGB
01/07/2011 19:02:00
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wins a win....i dont think we should be expecting fireworks yet teddy. new manager and a very early start to the competitive season. its a fine balance between settling in the team ready for the prem but at the same time getting a good europa run. i think we can make it to the group stages....after that anything is a bonus!
Leonestar
02/07/2011 09:51:00
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I wish I had 39 days of inded
truth sayer ffc
02/07/2011 15:00:00
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i also would have expected more just in the difference of quality, but i can't complain at 3-0... it should allow us to use our youngsters in the return leg i would hope... great movement and passing for the third goal...
woodysweats
05/07/2011 18:14:00
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