Fulham increased their lead at the top of the table to eight points as they produced one of the high-scoring football scores of the weekend in the Championship. The hosts took a shock lead when D’Margio Wright-Phillips opened the scoring in the first minute before Rodrigo Munoz equalized in the very next minute. Fabio Carvalho gave the visitors the lead before Lewis Baker grabbed a goal back. Bobby Decordova-Reid scored the match-winner for their third consecutive win.
Stoke’s Michael O’Neill: “I thought we were the better team in the first half. We had a brilliant start and they reacted equally as brilliantly, but towards the end of the first half and the second half, we were the better team. I did feel that there were a lot of inconsistencies throughout the game from the referee. It was such a good game which both teams contributed so much to, we want the ball in play as much as possible and the officials have a responsibility to help that.”
Fulham’s Marco Silva: “It’s another important win for us. It was tough to play here, we knew we were playing against a lot of quality. They showed their quality, but our players showed big character and big personalities. When you are in this competition you have to do it week in, week out. Our strengths come from the collective, not just one or two players. We were without two key players and maybe people were waiting for us not to answer in the right way, but we have fantastic players and we showed we are a collective so I’m really pleased.”
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