Martin O’Neill needed a win and got one. Monsieur Salut hes written elsewhere – click here for the ESPN piece – that even when Simon Mignolet was making his saves, 4-1 somehow seemed more likely than 3-3. The boss’s post-match e-mail picks out the Adam Johnson pass for Fletch’s opener. In my humble view, AJ was immense in the second half after an anonymous start…
It’s very pleasing to get the win away from home.
I would have taken the win in any shape or form, but it was a good win today and we scored some good goals.
The sending off definitely changed the dynamic of the game.
It was up to us then to force the issue, to see the game through to halftime and then try and stretch Fulham as much as we could in the second half, which I thought we did well.
The first goal came from a great ball from Adam Johnson and then a truly magnificent finish from a magnificent player in Steven Fletcher.
The second goal from Carlos Cuellar was an important one for us. Fulham had pegged us back and it was so important for us to get that second.
Eventually it was a blinding goal by [Stephane] Sessegnon to seal it.
A great goal from a fine player to crown the victory – as well two outstanding saves Simon Mignolet to keep Fulham at bay.
The players are looking forward to the next couple of games at home. It’s always a good atmosphere at the Stadium of Light.
Winning today is a boost of confidence ahead of a very important game next week.
All the best,