Fulham forward Josh Maja, is happy to have scored two goals for his first start for the club as they beat Everton 2 nil at Goodison Park to boost their Premier League survival chances.
The cottagers were the better team in the first half but were frustrated not to have killed the game after missing too many chances to score. Bobby Decordova-Reid, struck the woodwork and Harrison Reed shooting over the crossbar.
However, their dominant display proved worthy early in the second half when their deadline day signee from Bordeaux, Maja, was in hand to slide in Ola Aina cross from close range to score the first goal.
According to punch, Maja was in time to tap in Decordova-Reid’s shot into the back of the net after it had hit the woodwork to score his second goal of the game and Fulham’s eventual winner.
Reacting to his brace Maja said,
“It is a big one, we came into the game wanting to win it and not had the results we wanted. We are very happy with the win.
“We took our chances when it came and put in another good performance again, we want to continue like this. For the whole 90 minutes the guys worked hard and stuck to the game plan.
“This is a night I have been dreaming about for a long time, especially last night and I had a feeling it was coming and pleased it became a reality.
“Wins gives the fans and players confidence and we want to take it into the next game.”
Nevertheless, Scot Parker’s men still have a lot to do to escape the drop zone. But this win takes them seven points off safety. Although the win will boost their hopes of fighting till the end of the season.
After this defeat, Everton remains seventh in the league with 37 points.