Manor Solomon savoured the ‘incredible’ moment after scoring Fulham’s winner at Brighton and Hove Albion yesterday afternoon – his second match-winning goal in the space of seven days.

The Israeli winger came off the bench to score again, although unlike last weekend’s strike against Nottingham Forest, this finish stole the three points from the Seagulls, who had dominated this encounter between two unheralded European competitors but failed to take their chances,

Solomon told Premier League Productions after the final whistle:

“It is an incredible feeling. Today was a tough game against a real difficult opponent and, to be honest, we didn’t really deserve three points today but we are so glad that it happened. I always try to help the team and I was happy to be able to contribute today and to get the three points is the most important thing. I saw a clear space, I went to the ball. I knew I had a good chance to score and I’m glad I put it in a good place. It’s an incredible feeling as I said and we’ll continue forward.”

Marco Silva had to shuffle his pack with Aleksandar Mitrovic sidelined by a hamstring strain, but Solomon played down any suggestion that he might have been disappointed not to have been rewarded with a start after putting Forest to the sword at the Cottage last Saturday,

“As a footballer, you always want to to play as much as possible but I had a long injury and I just came back to full training two months ago. The team has been doing well, so sometimes it is difficult to be in the starting eleven. Now I’m getting the confidence back, I’m getting the confidence of the knee back and I’m really happy that I have started to show my football again. Of course, in the future I would like to play more and start but whatever the gaffer gives me, I will do my best to help the team.”

Solomon did come back to haunt Roberto de Zerbi, who managed the prodigious talent during his time with Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine.

“He gave me a big hug. Me and Roberto, we have been through a lot in Ukraine. It was just seven months but with the war and everything, we have been through a lot together. Roberto is a top, top manager and I’m glad for him that he succeeds here in Brighton. I’m sure that his future will be bright here and wish him all the best. I’ve got a lot of friends in Ukraine and the situation there is bad, especially in the west, and I just want it to be over. I want my team-mates to feel safe and I wish all the best to Shakhtar and Ukraine.”