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Fulham over Hull says Riether

last updated Thursday 02nd January 2014, 8:41 PM
Fulham defender Sascha Riether
Fulham defender
Sascha Riether
Sascha Riether
Fulham defender Sascha Riether believes Fulham have atoned for their horror show at Hull by dispatching West Ham in a key Barclays Premier League relegation tussle.

Both clubs entered the match in the bottom three but it was Fulham who climbed to 16th place with a 2-1 victory at Craven Cottage.

It was a critical result for Rene Meulensteen's side after they were embarrassed 6-0 by Hull last Saturday in a performance that prompted several players to issue apologies to fans.

"After Hull it was important that you give the right answer and we did that in a six-pointer against West Ham," Riether said.

"The result against Hull was not good, we wanted to get some points.

"We were in the changing room after that performance and we didn't know what had happened.

"When something like that happens it's important you forget it as soon as possible because at the moment every few days you have a match.

"The manager found the right words and you saw the response on the pitch."

The drubbing at Hull was the only setback in an otherwise successful Christmas that yielded six points in three games, all against relegation rivals after Norwich were also dispatched 2-1 on Boxing Day.

The campaign is interrupted by Saturday's return to Carrow Road in the third round of the FA Cup, before Premier League action resumes against Sunderland at Craven Cottage a week later.

"Sunderland at home will be a very important game as well and that's when we need to take the next step," Riether said.

"We got the three points against West Ham, but just as importantly was that we created a lot of chances and applied a lot of pressure."

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