A modest Andy Johnson was delighted to score Fulham’s first Premier League hat-trick but insisted the club’s first league win was far more important.

The 30 year-old rekindled his partnership with Bobby Zamora to great effect as the pair tormented QPR’s defence in Fulham’s 6-0 stroll. Johnson has now scored nine goals in 14 appearances for the Whites this season.

It’s a great achievement for myself and the club and I’m just delighted we got three points today. We hadn’t had a win and we were going into a two-week break in the bottom three so it’s given us a bit of breathing space.

I think we’ve jumped up to twelfth now, so we can enjoy the next two weeks and focus on the next game coming.

I think it was just one of those days. We played well the last five or six games but things haven’t been dropping for us and things haven’t been going our way in front of goal, but today everything flew in. It’s a shame for QPR but we’re delighted. We hit some good form in front of goal and long may it continue.

Yeah, it has been a good start to the season. I’ve had a rough time with injuries the last couple of seasons, so I’m pleased to be injury free and pleased to be playing week in and week out and I’m training hard and working hard. All I can keep doing is keep scoring.

There is great competition on the bench. What you want as a player is to work hard in training because it keeps you on your toes and we’ve got healthy competition.