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Marco Silva believes Fulham could have scored more than five at Huddersfield yesterday as the Whites ran riot to record his first Championship win.

The Londoners shrugged off the second half sending off of Harry Wilson, who was dismissed for violent conduct, by adding two late goals through substitute Ivan Cavaleiro after Aleksandar Mitrovic, Josh Onomah and teenage midfielder Fabio Carvalho had given them a 3-1 half time lead.

Silva was delighted with the fluidity of Fulham’s attacking play and told his post-match press conference at the St. John Smith’s Stadium that his side thoroughly deserved the three points.

“We deserved the three points, we were the better team on the pitch again, as well as last week. Unfortunately last week we didn’t score more goals, but this afternoon we got five. We had some luck with the first one, but we had clear chances to score more and more.

“In the end it was a fair result, we were the best team, the players did well and it was a good performance. We were up against a good side who we know like to play out from the back. We took some advantage and our pressure was good from the first minute of the match.”

The Fulham boss feels that a number of ideas he has been working on down at Motspur Park are now beginning to come to fruition.

“We’ve taken many positives, not just because we got the result and scored five goals, but some things we saw on the pitch. It’s a good feeling for us. You need to win matches to give yourself confidence. We had some good challenges today, after we made it 2-0 they scored but then straight away we scored the third goal.”

Silva was also pleased that his adventurous response to going a man down paid off.

“After the red card we made some changes to create a different shape on the pitch. We had some fast players to the side, Bobby right and Ivan on the left, and more power with Frank Anguissa inside with Seri. We scored two more goals after we took a risk to play more and put more players against their backline. If you have a good shape and keep the organisation in our team then good moments can come on the counter attack.”