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Defender happy to pick up three points...

Brede Hangeland was delighted with his side’s performance after they recorded a three-goal victory against fellow relgation strugglers West Brom, which saw Fulham jump to 13th place in the Premier League.

Mark Hughes's side comfortably saw off the visitors with goals from Simon Davies, Clint Dempsey and Hangeland. After the victory, the defender highlighted the importance of the three points and feels this could be the turnaround in their season.

“It’s a massive win for us, I think that something turned for us against Stoke last week and we played well at Tottenham and didn’t get anything, but today was a good win and hopefully it’s the start of something," Hangeland told Sky Sports.

“I’m not too worried about West Brom, but we hoped to get out of the relegation zone as soon as possible.

"So the more teams that are behind us then the better for us. It looks like a really tight league this year and there could be about ten teams trying to avoid relegation in a few months.”

The central defender was then asked about the fact that most of Fulham’s goals recently have come from defensive players, to which Hangeland responded: “Yes, we’re missing Bobby Zamora up front, so we’re not getting the amount of goals that we did last season, but the strikers are trying to work hard, so if we can help them out, then that’s great.”

The final two goals for the home side came as result of corner kicks, with Fulham having a significant height advantage, with Hangeland saying: “To be fair, I saw that when we came out and with their keeper coming out for every cross, so I knew that we would have an advantage from any high balls in the box.”

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