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Posted on 15 November 2008  - 12:00

Roy Hodgson was delighted that his plan to 'suffocate' our midfielders worked as Fulham won Saturday's clash at Craven Cottage.

Opposition view

Roy Hodgson was delighted that his plan to 'suffocate' our midfielders worked as Fulham won Saturday's clash at Craven Cottage.

The home side worked tirelessly to stop us playing but it wasn't a case of sitting in and defending, they also took the game to us and goals in each half from Simon Davies and Andy Johnson secured the 2-1 win, with Fraizer Campbell replying late for us.

"I'm sure it's the plan for most teams when they play Tottenham with that level of quality in the midfied," reflected Fulham boss Hodgson.

"For the most part Jimmy Bullard and Danny Murphy, with tremendous help from the wide men and front players, managed to suffocate one of their major strengths, which meant they weren't able to feed the wingers and front players in the way they've been doing, That was a game plan that was successful for us.

"Over the 90 minutes, the way we played and the amount of pressure we put on the Spurs defence, I don't think we've got any reason to do anything else than pat ourselves on the back and claim the victory was a well deserved one.

"It was one of our better performances and something which I hope we are going to keep up."