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Mark Schwarzer says some predatory finishing helped Fulham make the most of their good fortune on Saturday as they beat Wigan.

Martin Jol’s side were on the back foot for much of the game at the DW Stadium and Schwarzer had to make a couple of sharp saves as well as be thankful that shots from Victor Moses and Maynor Figueroa rebounded off the woodwork to safety. Goals from Clint Dempsey and Moussa Dembele sealed Fulham’s first away league win of the campaign.

That definitely wasn’t our best performance but I think there were patches in the game where we played well. We took our chances, that was the biggest difference, we rode our luck a little bit at times but we’ve also been lacking a little bit of luck so far this season. So it was nice to be on the other end of it this time.

We knew that with the guys we have up front, we can turn defence into attack very quickly. I think the guys up front played really well, utilised their chances and scored two really good goals.

Everyone was in the right frame of mind and like I said, we had a little bit of luck but we capitalised on it.

Attention now turns to Thursday’s Europa League tie against Wisla Krakow and Schwarzer is keen to make amends after Fulham’s frustrating defeat in Poland last month.

Wisla are a good side with some good individual players. It was frustrating in Poland but when you have a player sent-off for whatever reason early on in the game, it makes things very difficult. But we still had some chances – so to lose the game 1-0 was still very disappointing but I think on another day we could have come away with at least a point.

Thursday’s going to be a different game, we’re playing at home and we need three points, so we’re going to do everything we can to take three points.