Murphy keeping Fulham feet grounded

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Fulham captain Danny Murphy refused to get carried away following his side's 6-0 demolition of QPR yesterday.

The Cottagers were quick out of the blocks against Neil Warnock's side, with Andy Johnson (3), Bobby Zamora, Clint Dempsey and Murphy refusing to let last season's Npower Championship winners off lightly at Craven Cottage.

It's a west London derby result which has instantly raised optimism levels at Fulham, but Muurphy insists that whilst a win was coming, the margin of victory was completely unexpected.

"I've watched QPR in the last couple of games and thought they had been terrific. I don't think we expected that, but we've been playing well recently and sometimes results hide the performance a little bit," Murphy told talkSPORT post-match.

"Today it all came together. I think that's the first time we've scored first in a league game this season, and you could see our confidence oozed after that. I thought the front two were brilliant today they were a right handful.

“But let’s not go overboard. It was a terrific performance but they had a bad day at the office and I’m sure they will admit that."

The style of football was another thing to please Murphy, with an attacking 4-4-2 formation helping Fulham take advantage of their opponents.


Martin Jol started four attackers, who contributed five goals in the win, but the hard facts tell Murphy the team should have more points on the board at this stage.

“We played some terrific stuff and it is a good foundation to move forward but it is only three points and after seven games we feel like we should be a bit better than that," he continued.

"It’s pleasing but you’ve got to be careful not to get carried away.”

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