Roy Hodgson said ‘a weight had been lifted from Bobby Zamora’s shoulders’ after the Fulham striker scored his first league goal since mid-September in the 2-0 win over West Brom.

The former West Ham striker had been the subject of some vocal criticism from Fulham fans having not found the net in the Premier League for some 29 hours, but he ended his barren run with a far post tap-in that set the Whites on the way to victory this afternoon.

Hodgson was delighted for his striker.

Zamora’s kept at things well, formed a partnership with Johnson and that’s been very important for us.

It’s great credit to his strength of character and his determination that he’s been able to ride though the bad spell and today he’s got his reward.

Hodgson was as realistic as ever in insisting that Fulham would not get carried away despite moving up into eighth place with his victory.

Until we pass that magical 40 (point) mark we won’t even contemplate that things are looking easier. If we get past that mark we can start raising our heads a little bit and hoping for the higher places in the league.

But I’m really happy today. In a game we did need to win it was important to get that victory and the points in the bag.