Fulham captain Tom Cairney was delighted after the Whites routed Leicester City to end their three-match losing streak yesterday afternoon.

The Scottish international grabbed his first Premier League brace as Fulham beat the Foxes 5-3, with Leicester never recovering from a dreadful start. Cairney told FFCTV that the Cottagers looked awesome in attack throughout:

“It was some performance, especially going forward. We created a lot of chances, obviously scored five goals but it was an entertaining game. It should have been easier than we made it, but they were pushing men forward because they’ve got to get results. It turned out to be a little less comfortable than it should have been but overall a good performance.

There were some very good goals. The first one was an amazing delivery, a fantastic delivery and deserved to go in. The ones after that were good team goals with Wily’s individual effort to make it five. It was a great day at the Cottage.”

The Fulham number ten scored a rare goal with his right foot just before half time to make 3-0, which he later highlighted in a humorous tweet.

“I think the defender just thought I’d either cross it or shoot with my left foot which I would expect and he’s really gone for the chop. He gave me a lot of time to compose myself and find the bottom corner which, as you say, is a rare thing with my right foot.”

Cairney remains adamant that Marco Silva’s side deserve far more credit for staying up so comfortably, especially after the top flight trauma of recent years.

“The firs\t half of the season was so strong that we didn’t celebrate securing safety as much as we should have done. If we have stayed up on the last day, there would have been scenes and people running on the pitch and stuff. But we did it quite a well ago, but it is still an amazing, an amazing achievement because we’ve been involved in two relegations. To be in the position we’re in right now is just a credit to the staff and the players and even the supporters and I think the performances have definitely deserved it.”