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last updated Sunday 21st February 2016, 1:44 PM


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Fulham (1) 3-0 (0) Charlton Athletic


Three goals from corners helped Fulham to a second London derby win in three games as Charlton's problems at the foot of the Championship table grew.

Tom Cairney scored the opener following up Scott Parker's shot against the bar just before half-time, with Michael Madl heading a second after the break.

Callum Harriott posed the most threat for Charlton, but they were punished for failing to take their chances.

The game was already dead as a contest when Cairney volleyed in for 3-0.

Charlton came into the match on a run of just one league win since the end of November, but early chances for Simon Makienok and Johann Gudmundsson suggested things might improve.

But instead it was Fulham who struck first, when Cairney was quickest to react after Charlton failed to deal with a Ross McCormack corner, with their second goal early in the second half coming via a similar route.

Moussa Dembele could easily have added a third when he hit the bar minutes after Madl's goal as Charlton visibly dipped, but it was Cairney who added Fulham's third with a sweet volley from the edge of the box.

Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic:
"It was a good win for us, we scored three goals and kept a clean sheet - that was the good news.

"The bad news was that I was not very happy with the first half and I try to find a solution. It is my responsibility and I try and fix the problems that I find in the game.

"It was a good win. I am not panicking (about relegation), I am not pessimistic. I believe we have enough in the team for the rest of the games."

Jose Riga: Charlton boss on loss at Fulham
"Today, if you just look at the result, you would think that we are not existing in this game.

"The reality is that I'm not sure we deserved to be behind at half-time. We got the first opportunity but we know that set-pieces are very important.

"We concede three times from set-pieces, so that was the main problem of today and, of course, it is a big problem for us.

"We are disappointed, we all are, but today I have something to take from the game because at some parts of the game we were doing well. I still believe and still hope that we can find a solution."























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