Marco Silva hailed Fulham’s late win over Southampton at Craven Cottage this afternoon as ‘a big result’.

The Whites grabbed all three points thanks to Joao Palhinha’s header two minutes from time after James Ward-Prowse’s fine free-kick called out Andreas Pereira’s deflected opener.

The Fulham head coach told his post-match press conference:

“A big, big result for us, definitely. A big three points for us. It was a tough match and we expected a tough match, despite their position in the table.

We have to be realistic and I am realistic in this type of situation. We are a really ambitious club, we know our reality and the type of competition we are playing against and the teams we are playing against. We are not in the position to change one word of our target and our goals this season. We have to keep our feet on the ground to prepare for the next one the best we can.”