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Marco Silva saluted a superb effort from his Fulham side after the Whites blew away promotion rivals West Bromwich Albion in the early kick off at Craven Cottage.

Aleskandar Mitrovic scored a hat trick to take his tally to eighteen goals in fifteen matches and the Fulham boss was delighted with the manner of his side’s commanding victory. Silva told his post-match press conference:

“I am really pleased, not just because we won the game, the way we won. I told my players after the match that they were brilliant. Everything I asked them, our plan, they did it in the way we prepared, and they enjoyed it. We knew before the match, we analysed out opponent, we knew they had a strong part and a weakness, and in their strong part we did really, really well. We deal with them, they are physical.”

The way we scored the first two goals. The way we worked to start to challenge all the moments, the way we pressed them. The first goal started from a moment we pressed them, a fantastic reaction from Denis, we pressed in the second goal from Bobby. It was a very good afternoon for us, congratulations for our players, they were brilliant, and our fans as well. Now it is a moment for us to rest and prepare the next one.

Silva was especially pleased with a third consecutive clean sheet.

“Again, we scored three goals, but for me doing it with a clean sheet, I am delighted. They know how important it is for me as a manager, how it is important for us as a team as well. We are an offensive team; our idea is clear what we are building here in this football club. But for us to play, to be comfortable in the game and in all situations, we have to be balanced.”