To get you in the mood for the weekend clash with Hull, we’ve delved into the archives to find three fantastic Fulham victories. It wasn’t easy – as the Tigers actually have an impressive record at Craven Cottage (Manucho, Shane Long and Jarrod Bowen have all thrived here) – but enjoy a sprinkling of Uri Geller, Simon Morgan, Bobby Zamora and Ryan Sessegnon from years gone by.
Fulham 2-0 Hull City (26 April 1997)
Fulham’s final home game of the season saw Micky Adams’ promotion-winning side ease past Hull City thanks to inspirational skipper Simon Morgan. The man who epitomised the club’s rise from the bottom of the Football League basement drove the Whites in front from outside the box after linking up with in-form forward Mike Conroy and he wrapped up the three points with an emphatic second half header from a brilliant Paul Watson cross. The final whistle brought a standing ovation from a packed Craven Cottage and celebratory scenes both on the pitch and in the dressing room as London’s oldest professional club celebrated a remarkable campaign under their rookie manager.
Fulham 2-0 Hull City (19 October 2009)
Jimmy Bullard’s return to Craven Cottage ensured this Monday night fixture was played in a raucous atmosphere and Roy Hodgson’s side provided the perfect birthday present on Fulham’s 130th anniversary. The hosts completely dominated the first half with Bobby Zamora and Damien Duff going particularly close to breaking the deadlock, but had to wait until just before half time for their opening goal. Zamora displayed his predatory instincts after Boaz Myhill had flapped at a long-range volley from Duff, following up to head over the stranded goalkeeper. Phil Brown sent on Bullard to try and perk up his side, but the midfielder’s introduction only served to spark Fulham into life. Diomansy Kamara slammed home the vital second after superb approach play from Zamora and both Clint Dempsey and Zamora himself might have put a more convincing gloss on the scoreline late on.
Fulham 4-1 Hull City (29 January 2017)
Fulham eased through to the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time since 2011 after battering Marco Silva’s Hull City in what proved to be a wide-open encounter. Slavisa Jokanovic’s side took the lead when Sone Aluko volleyed in Tomas Kalas’ cross against his old side and, although Evandro levelled four minutes after half time, the Premier League side were swept away by a wave of Fulham attacks in the second half. Chris Martin, booed by some sections of the crowd after trying to force an early return to parent club Derby, put the Whites back in front with a simple finish after Aluko had unlocked the Hull defence to send Ryan Sessegnon scampering away down the left. Martin then turned provider for the teenager to make it three and Stefan Johansen completed the rout. Hull’s horrible afternoon was summed up when Marcus Bettinelli produced a brilliant double from Abel Hernandez’s twice-taken penalty.