Dazzling Duff the hero for Fulham

FT: Fulham 2 Everton 1

Damien Duff produced a moment of magic at Craven Cottage to defeat Everton and kick-start Fulham’s Barclays Premier League campaign.

Everton looked comfortable at half-time when they led through Tim Cahill’s header but Paul Konchesky’s deflected equaliser gave them the momentum.

Republic of Ireland winger Duff beat Tim Howard with a powerful drive before the end for his first Fulham goal, giving them their first victory since the opening weekend of the season.

Duff’s moment came 11 minutes from full-time.

Zamora headed on a long ball and Johnson tapped out wide to Duff. The Irishman made tracks towards the penalty area, cut inside Baines and unleashed a powerful drive past Howard for his first goal for the club.

Stockdale saved a Marouane Fellaini header from point-blank range and Murphy cleared Joseph Yobo’s follow-up shot off the line.

Hughes was also forced into a last-ditch tackle on Aiyegbeni Yakubu as Fulham held on.

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