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Marco Silva was delighted with his first win as Fulham manager after the Whites produced the complete away performance to beat Huddersfield 5-1 this afternoon.

The Portuguese head coach told his post-match press conference that his side thoroughly merited the four-goal winning margin after dominating the contest at the St. John Smith’s Stadium. He was particularly pleased with the way Fulham took control of the game after suffering a late setback against Middlesbrough last weekend:

“We were the better team and deserved the three points. We didn’t get what we deserved last week, but we did this week. We were the best team on the pitch. We had the chances today and got five goals. The first goal was a lucky one but we had clear chances after that to score more and more.

“It was a fair result at the end and the players performed well. We prepared well for the game and controlled the game well. There are plenty of positives. They like to press high but we beat the pressure well and the players enjoyed it. We handled it well after the red card. The goal after the red card was a perfect response.”

Silva refused to condemn Harry Wilson after the Welsh winger was shown a straight red card for kicking out at Huddersfield’s Levi Colwell.

“I didn’t see the red card but we have to keep our emotional balance, especially for the stronger creative players we have. They are suffering tackles every time and should be more protected, you have to protect these type of players.

In the meantime you still have to keep your emotional balance. The performance was good and it is always pleasing to win so emphatically. They put us under some pressure in the opening few minutes but we looked comfortable after that.”