Carlos Vinicius downplayed his role in Fulham’s rout of Leicester City at Craven Cottage yesterday afternoon – despite his well-taken finish putting the Whites firmly in control.

The Brazilian striker was delighted to end a run of three frustrating defeats and help the Whites move closer to reaching the club’s record Premier League points tally. Vincius told the club’s official website:

“The victory was very important. An afternoon with many goals for us which was very good for the team, but also for our fans. In addition to the goals, the victory and the three points at home are very important. It was a bright and happy afternoon for everyone, but in the end what counts is the three points. A wonderful afternoon for our fans, and us, but the three points are the most important thing, and we have to keep going.”

Vinicius praised his team-mates for their part in his fourth Fulham goal that saw him pick his spot past Daniel Iversen after being played in by Harry Wilson.

“The group’s contribution was important for the goal. It was a joint effort that we have been perfecting for some time, and thank God the passes all connected and the finish for the goal was good. I was very happy to contribute to the team. The work I put in is always in favour of the team, and I was happy for my contribution with a goal and an assist. As I said, I’m here to help the team.”