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Fulham boss Marco Silva delighted with win

last updated Sunday 17th September 2023, 4:58 PM

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Fulham coach Marco Silva
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Marco Silva
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Fulham coach Marco Silva was delighted to mark his 100th game as Fulham boss with victory over a tricky Luton side.

The Hatters proved difficult to break down, but substitute Carlos Vinicius netted in the second-half to earn the Whites their first home win.

"Difficult one and to be to be honest, we expected that," Marco admitted. "We expected that 5-3-2 always behind the ball. This afternoon they did it different with 5-4-1.

"Not something that we face every single week at this level. But we had to get used to that and show respect.

"I respect all the teams, all the strategies as well. Huge respect for Luton, I repeat again, what they did last season was unbelievable.

"They deserve the credit, they are fighting for something really important to that football club.

"First-half, we lacked something dynamic to be honest to create chances. Second-half, some improvements, more dynamic and the two changes made a huge impact in the game."

It was an instant impact from Vini, who found the back of the net less than five minutes after his introduction.

"He made the impact that we needed in that moment on the pitch, not just because he scored - but of course, scoring is always the most important thing for a striker.

"Nice to see Carlos score. Very good week from him and he deserved the chance to go in and nice to see him be decisive for us. The competition (between him and Raúl Jiménez) is also important to us."

Timothy Castagne played his first 90 minutes as a Fulham player, while new signing Alex Iwobi made his debut from the bench.

"Nice to see Timothy impress out of his natural position, even if he can play left or right. He can play both sides so well and he's a great addition for us, definitely.

"Nice to see Alex come in and get his first minutes. They are going to improve for sure, the way we play is going to make them better players for sure. We're really happy to have them."

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