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Fulham boss Chris Coleman was glowing with praise for his Fulham side after they beat Bolton 2-1 at Craven Cottage thanks to a double from Brian McBride.

The Cottagers boss has previously insisted that his team do not have the points they deserve this season, and the Welshman was delighted that the London side claimed all three points despite conceding a late own goal from Sylvain Legwinski.

As well as reserving praise for his two-goal hero, Coleman also enthused over the performance of his whole team after masterminding the victory over The Trotters.

“I thought we were at the races today right from the first whistle, I thought we came out of the blocks, we got two great goals from Brian McBride and thought the overall performance was very good,” Coleman said.

“He’s a marvellous professional Brian, and he goes about his business every week and never complains.

“He’s a complete professional, and he got two very good goals and his performance was worthy of that.

“I think all season we’ve been playing great football, attacking because we can’t play any other way with the players we’ve got.

“Boa Morte, Malbranque, Claus Jensen, McBride, Collins John, Heidar Helguson, they’re all attacking players so it’s pointless me putting out a defensive system although I’m putting out the same system I did last year but last year we were called boring, 4-5-1.

“I’m delighted with the players and have been most of the season, the results haven’t been there but the performances have never wavered and I was pleased again with the performance today and I thought we were worthy winners in the end.”

Coleman echoed Bolton counterpart Sam Allardyce in voicing his worry at the ten yellow cards that were dealt out by referee Graham Poll over the course of the match.

Bolton received seven, as well as a red card for El Hadji Diouf, and Coleman was quick to insist that the encounter was not a bad-tempered affair.

“I think Graham’s had better games to be honest,” Coleman continued.

“I didn’t think it was a dirty game to say the least, I thought it was a hard fought game but that’s what the Premiership’s all about.”