Mark Hughes: “We were excellent”

Mark Hughes praises his team’s performance as they enter the top ten of the Premiership.

Mark Hughes praised Fulham’s performance last night as his team secured a place in the top ten of the Premiership.

The Cottagers’ home game against Bolton gave them a 3-0 victory after Clint Dempsey scored twice, followed by another from Brede Hangeland to secure the win.

“I thought we were excellent,” the manager told the BBC. “We are in the top ten now. I think it’s only the second time this year that we’ve been in the top ten and now it is up to us to make sure we stay there until the end of the season.

“You have heard me time and time again say that I felt we are a top ten side. I think we proved that again tonight. We have got good quality, we play the right way and I think we deserve to be in the top ten.”

The result moves Fulham from 14th to ninth in the table, giving them a safe eight-points’ distance from the relegation zone and placing them four points behind last night’s opponents.

New generic football image
Read Next:
Fulham boss sent off for 'water bottle abuse'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Wolverhampton WanderersWolves1282221111026
2Cardiff CityCardiff127321710724
3Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd128041610624
4Bristol City125612011921
5Preston North EndPreston12561158721
6Leeds UnitedLeeds126241812620
7Aston Villa125431712519
8Norwich CityNorwich125431214-219
9Fulham124621612418
10Ipswich TownIpswich116052017318
11Middlesbrough124531511417
12Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds124441614216
13Derby CountyDerby114431513216
14Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest125071521-615
15Queens Park RangersQPR123541516-114
16Hull City123452320313
17Millwall123451414013
18Brentford122641415-112
19Barnsley113351517-212
20Reading113351012-212
21Birmingham CityBirmingham12327819-1111
22Burton Albion12246623-1710
23Sunderland121561322-98
24Bolton WanderersBolton12129623-175