Roy Hodgson was delighted with Bobby Zamora’s superb display as the Fulham striker scored one and made two more in the Whites’ 3-0 win over Vetra tonight.

Zamora, who turned down a £5m move to Hull City to stay at Fulham, shrugged off the disappointment of a poor first season at Craven Cottage – at least in the goalscoring stakes – by signalling that a new campaign means a new start. He scored a terrific opener just before the break and then was hauled down for a penalty, which was converted by Danny Murphy, and laid on a third for Seol Ki-Hyeon in the closing stages.

Hodgson said afterwards:

Bobby was outstanding. He had a lot of criticism last season, which comes when a striker doesn’t score lots of goals and misses chances.

His link-up play with Andrew Johnson was outstanding and I couldn’t be happier. He may be proving one or two people wrong and that’s what good players should do.

The Daily Mail described Zamora’s performance as ‘a masterclass’.