David Elm was delighted to score his first Fulham goal on only his second league start and hopes that it will be the first of many.

The tall Swede followed up Bobby Zamora’s first half shot and the goal was a fitting reward for a bright display from the striker, who seems to have formed a good understanding with Zamora.

It was a really nice feeling scoring my first goal and I hope I can experience the same feeling again soon. It’s always good as a striker to score.

We knew it would be a tough game because there are no easy teams in the Premier League but we got a really nice start and played very well in the first-half.

I didn’t know the manager before I came to Fulham but I knew he was a great coach because I’d heard so many good things about him. It wasn’t a hard decision for me to come to Fulham.

It took four or five months just to settle down and adjust to the tempo and the pace of the play. It was hard in the beginning but you just have to work as hard as you can and do your best. Now it’s starting to feel like I can do something here. We have many good players at Fulham and it’s going to be tough but I just have to keep on working as hard as I can.

And here’s a bit more reaction from David’s blog, which is fast becoming a riveting read:
I managed to poke in a goal yesterday. A nice feeling. A rebound that rolled out in front of me, and I had time to think about which foot I would shoot with. Eh, who am I trying to fool? I had time to think about this, I don’t miss and I wasn’t going to choose my right I can barely stand on the leg.
It felt as early as the warm up that everything would be fine. My body responded to everything I did, there was power, strength, and it was a wonderful feeling. A few nerves, as the start of the game gave way to inspiration and desire.

But what I am most pleased with, after the fact that the team took three very important points, is that I managed to play ninety minutes. Although I was very tired at the end, and mostly ran around and treading water.