Fulham captain Scott Parker was delighted with his side’s late win at Norwich that breathed new life into their bid for Premier League survival.

Parker himself was the matchwinner, powering home a splendid strike from 22 yards with three minutes to go, and securing Fulham’s third away success of the campaign. The midfielder admitted his team had to dig deep after going behind early on to a deflected effort from Gary Hooper.

It was a massive win for us. We’re coming into this period of four games and we had to get some points on the board. Today we were first class, we were resilient and we showed we can play a bit too and thankfully we got a win. We’ve got to carry on now, it’s a busy period, but it’s an important period and we can really make a break.

We had to dig very deep. We started the game very well but got hit with a sucker-punch, with a deflected goal that was a bit harsh. In the second half we looked a threat and nullified them, kept them quiet and fully deserved the win. Confidence-wise we’ve turned a bit of a corner and we need to keep going and not rest on our laurels.