Felix Magath praised the fighting spirit of his players after Fulham recorded their first win under their new manager and breathed new life into their survival bid with a narrow win over Newcastle this afternoon.

Ashkan Dejagah’s second-half strike was enough to secure three crucial points against the Magpies and cut the gap between Fulham and their relegation rivals at the wrong end of the Premier League table. A relieved Magath told Sky Sports that this could be the turning point in Fulham’s dismal season:

I’m so glad after getting my first win. I’m very happy and proud and glad we managed to do it. This will give the players a lot of confidence.