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Marco Silva felt his Fulham side produced an almost perfect performance after putting four past Barnsley this afternoon to move to the top of the Championship.

Silva was rewarded for his adventurous starting line-up as the Whites overcome a jittery start to cruise to a comfortable win with Aleksandar Mitrovic, Fabio Carvalho, Neeskens Kebano and Harry Wilson scoring the goals that secured a seventh straight victory. The Fulham head coach told his post-match press conference:

“A very good game from ourselves. I give all the credit to our players and congratulate them for doing what we had planned. We were committed from the first until the last, apart from two or three moments. Congratulations to them.

The first 10 minutes was not really good. They came here with a clear plan to block some of our moments we would have liked to explore on the opposition side. After the first chance that we had with Hector, we started to express ourselves, to find the moments to explore, to find the spaces and the gaps, and we started to play in the way we like.

Second half was much better, some very good moments of football, some very good goals, which is what we planned to do. I’m pleased to see we scored four, we could have scored many more. It could have been a perfect afternoon, apart from the goal that we conceded, and I have to keep working with our players on that, to focus from the start until the end. But it was a fantastic performance from ourselves.”