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Kit Symons pleased with battling Fulham

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Fulham Caretaker manager Kit Symons hailed the battling qualities displayed by his Fulham side after a 1-0 victory over high-flying Norwich brought them to within one point of climbing out of the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone.

The Cottagers triumphed thanks to Sean Kavanagh's first goal for the club in just his fifth appearance, although they had to rely on a slice of luck when Lewis Grabban hit the crossbar from the penalty spot.

"They were not top of the table for no reason,'' Symons said. "At times we rode our luck. It was a display full of character which I was delighted with.

"All the time I'm in situ in this position I'll just keep doing what I do. That's working as hard as I can on the training pitch and trying to win games for this great football club.

"I'm pretty sure three points as often as possible is not going to hurt my chances. I'll just keep plugging away.

"Nothing has been said (about when Fulham will appoint a permanent new manager). It won't be a rushed decision, it will be considered and it will be the right decision when it's made.''

Fulham's goal came in the 22nd minute after a sweeping move from right to left which ended with Lasse Vigen Christensen teeing up Kavanagh, who took a touch before rifling past John Ruddy.

Symons added: "Sean's a player I know very well from the 18s and the Under-21s and I wouldn't wish that ball to fall to anyone other than him. He's got a wonderful left foot.''

The defeat saw Norwich drop from first to fourth and the Canaries were left the rue Grabban's miss from the spot after Dan Burn was adjudged to have tripped Cameron Jerome.

Norwich manager Neil Adams said: "We're not picking up victories and that's the concern for me. We had 63 per cent possession which is massive away from home but in terms of creating genuine goal scoring opportunities, that didn't materialise.

"In terms of the performance and the way we're dominating the ball, it's fine. It's what it relates to then and we have to pick that up straight away.

"The first 20 minutes we were on top and Fulham break away and score with probably their first shot on goal and we have to look at that as well. We can't afford to do that, teams will defend against us and take those chances. We have to be better.''





















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