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Fulham scored four first-half goals to earn a comfortable win at Bristol City.

They struck inside two minutes through Moussa Dembele’s tap-in from close range and he added a second by finishing Tom Cairney’s cross.

Ross McCormack curled in a free-kick from 30 yards just after the half-hour and there was worse to come for City.

Ryan Tunnicliffe made it 4-0 after lobbing keeper Frank Fielding, before Jonathan Kodjia scored an injury-time consolation for Bristol City.

The result left City just a point above the relegation zone, with only Charlton, Rotherham and Bolton below them, while Fulham moved up to 10th, four points outside the play-off places.

The damage was done in the first 36 minutes, with Dembele firstly firing home from six yards after James Husband got behind City’s defence.

Aden Flint’s ill-advised crossfield pass was then intercepted by McCormack, who fed Cairney and his delivery from the right allowed Dembele to side-foot home his second at the far post.

McCormack’s sweetly-struck free-kick and Tunnicliffe’s goal after running onto a bouncing ball that split City’s back-line put Fulham out of reach.

City at least managed to get on the scoresheet as Kodjia converted a cross from substitute Simon Cox, shooting first time past Andy Lonergan from eight yards.