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Roy Hodgson toasted a fine goalkeeping display from Mark Schwarzer as the main reason for Fulham’s battling point at Middlesbrough today.

The Australian international, who made over 400 appearances in more than a decade with Middlesbrough, was outstanding throughout and made one terrific save to keep out a header from Tuncay.

Hodgson was full of praise.

He made a great save. It was a wonderful header, great cross came in, met it brilliantly and it was a wonderful save.

Apart from that he was very, very secure right the way through the game. A lot of high and long balls were coming into the box and it’s good to have Mark Schwarzer in those situations.

It wasn’t one of our better days football-wise but we have got to give Middlesbrough credit for that. They really threw everything at us and worked very, very hard and in the end we are satisfied we played our part in the game and got a 0-0.