It was great to see Fulham pull off another remarkable Europa League victory tonight and take their place as England’s sole remaining representative in Europe this season.
Their 2-1 victory over Hamburg to get to the Europa League final was an amazing achievement for Roy Hodgson and his Fulham team.
Even though Fulham were 1-0 down and needing 2 goals for a long period of the game, I always got the feeling something would happen.
When it did come, what a strike it was from Simon Davies to level the scores on the night. The goal was more reminiscent of a move between Xavi and Messi, than Danny Murphy and Davies. If it had been scored by Barcelona we wouldn’t have heard the end of it.
After Zolton Gera scored Fulham’s second in the 76th minute the countdown to the final whistle was on, the last 15 minutes must have felt like an hour for Fulham fans, it did for me.
It would be great to see Fulham now beat Atletico and win a trophy that no one would have given them a chance of at the start of the season.
After overcoming two qualifying rounds before the group stages Fulham have beaten CSKA Sofia, Basle, Shakhtar Donetsk, Juventus, Wolfsburg and Hamburg on their way to the final.
Roma needed an injury time equaliser in the group stages to avoid adding their name to the list of Roy Hodgson’s scalps, no wonder Roy is being spoken off as the manager of the year by no less than the likes of Harry Redknapp and Alex Ferguson.
Davies ‘Barca like’ goal