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Fulham 3-0 Burnley: Ruthless Cottagers Down Toothless Clarets

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A display of attacking first half football earned Fulham a comfortable victory that sent Burnley to their 17th away defeat in succession.

The home side started the brightest with Simon Davies and Danny Murphy both going close. Swedish striker David Elm also produced a fine save from Burnley goalkeeper Brian Jensen.

The Cottagers eventually opened the scoring in controversial fashion. Nicky Shorey played the ball onto the head of Elm who flicked it on to Murphy and the ex-Liverpool man slotted home. Elm did, however, appear to be in an offside position much to Burnley's dismay.

Steven Fletcher then went down the other end and almost immediately levelled for the visitors, before Dickson Etuhu forced another good save out of Jensen with a shot from the edge of the area.

It was Fulham who scored again just after the half hour mark when Bobby Zamora found himself in space but after his shot was saved, Elm followed up to tap in the rebound with more suggestions of offside.

Tyrone Mears went close with a free-kick just before the break, but it was Zamora this time who effectively ended the contest just before the hour mark. His free-kick looked weak but somehow found its way past Jensen to put Fulham out of sight.

The away side struggled to create anything against a mean Fulham defence led by Brede Hangeland, and the game eventually fizzled out into a rather disappointing affair.

The Cottagers could, and perhaps should, have scored more goals, but they won't turn down what will probably be their most comfortable victory of the season.