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Fulham midfielder Dickson Etuhu will get even more stick despite his goal against Blackpool in Sunday’s 3-0 win – because his Fulham team-mates reckon he only scores against the Seasiders.

The midfielder was on the six-yard line to convert Brede Hangeland’s shot-cum-cross that was in stark contrast to his mighty hit for a 2-2 draw at Bloomfield Road in August.

But it left the Whites looking at a top 10 finish rather than over their shoulders at the Premiership stragglers, according to Etuhu.

“The lads are going to be on at me all week – I can only score against Blackpool,” he added. “But it wasn’t about goals for me, it was about the performance of the team and for Bobby (Zamora) coming back in to get two goals as well.”

Zamora ran on to a poor back pass from James Beattie to rifle home into the roof of the net, and when he nodded home from a Damien Duff free-kick – it was game over with more than an hour to play.

Etuhu’s goal and other half-chances played out the second half with the one real moment of danger cleared when Chris Baird headed off the line as Brett Ormerod got the better of keeper Mark Schwarzer in an aerial battle.

“We’re not thinking about going down – we’re thinking about going up,” added Etuhu. “We know we’re good enough, and we’ve still got seven games to go.

“The league is very tight and anything can happen, but we’re focused and the top 10 is the target for us.”