Fulham boss Chris Coleman described Fulham’s performance in the 2-1 victory over Arsenal as the best in his time at Craven Cottage.

Fulham had not beaten Arsenal since 1966 going into the game on Wednesday night, but goals from Brian McBride and Tomasz Radzinski consigned that unwanted record to the scrap-heap.

Coleman could not hide his joy at the victory and reserved special praise for skipper, and Gunners old boy, Luis Boa Morte.

“I thought we deserved it from start to finish,” the Welshman said.

“It’s not often I come away from playing Arsenal enjoying it, but I did.

“It was better than Manchester United away, better than the Chelsea performance last season when we beat them – it was the best performance since I’ve been in charge, for all kinds of reasons.

“I thought we were tremendous, and it would have been a travesty if we had come away with a point.”

Of his skipper, Boa Morte, Coleman added: “That was a captain’s performance, for sure.

“We’ve lost players over the seasons but he has stayed with us. He’s worked hard for us.

“He’s put his neck on the line even when it’s not going for him, and he deserved tonight.”