x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Fulham boost European hopes

Fulham comfortably dispatched Aston Villa, who are playing as if they are already on their summer holidays, to keep up their hopes of European football next season.

LONDON // Fulham comfortably dispatched Aston Villa, who are playing as if they are already on their summer holidays, to keep up their hopes of European football next season. Danny Murphy slotted home a seventh-minute penalty after James Milner had fouled Diomansy Kamara to put Fulham ahead. But Young levelled the scores seven minutes later when he converted a cross from Gabriel Agbonlahor. Fulham were back in front 27 seconds into the second half when a tackle on Clint Dempsey saw the ball break to Kamara who took a touch and drove the ball home from the edge of the area. Kamara then got a second on the hour, converting Brede Hangeland's flick on with a cheeky backheel.