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Bulgarian striker is out of contract at Craven Cottage at the end of the season

Fulham manager Martin Jol

Martin Jol determined to end four-match losing streak at Fulham

The Cottagers are not yet safe from relegation

Nigel Adkins' side haven't got enough points to stay up, despite their win

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Nigel Adkins celebrated his first win as Reading manager, after six games in charge, as his relegated team halted an abysmal run with a fine, free-scoring display.

Fulham manager Martin Jol

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With those garish orange boots reflecting off the sun's rays, Dimitar Berbatov clutched at his calf and exited the game. No real point in seeing this one out. And with that, on the 30th minute, Fulham's chances of getting anything at their most dreaded of away grounds vanished.

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Mark Schwarzer of Fulham saves the penalty of Mikel Arteta of Arsenal

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Chelsea captain John Terry heads his first goal, Chelsea’s second, at Fulham last night

Fulham 0 Chelsea 3 match report: Chelsea roar back into top three thanks to John Terry double and screamer from David Luiz

David Luiz's opening goal was extraordinary but from then on it was a win of efficiency and control for Chelsea. Rafael Benitez manages his teams to peak at the right time and they look like doing exactly that, riding out some early pressure to win 3-0 at Craven Cottage and stride ahead of the pack chasing Champions League qualification.

Aston Villa 1 Fulham 1 match report: Fabian Delph blunder sees Villa miss their chance

Aston Villa fans look set to endure nervy afternoons like this right to the end of the season after a home draw with Fulham that has to count as a missed opportunity in their effort to clamber clear of relegation trouble. Villa went into the match knowing victory would take them five points clear of third-bottom Wigan Athletic, but despite taking the lead through Charles N'Zogbia, they had to settle for a point thanks to Fabian Delph's own goal.

Stoke manager Tony Pulis

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Matt Lowton celebrates after scoring a wonder goal for Aston Villa against Stoke

Premier League: Aston Villa v Fulham match preview

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Papiss Cisse eased Newcastle's relegation fears with an injury-time winner against Fulham

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Striker went on to score the winner against Fulham

Papiss Cisse eased Newcastle's relegation fears with an injury-time winner against Fulham
A spate of masterful showings from Bulgarian talisman Dimitar Berbatov have been a particular highlight in what has been an otherwise uneventful campaign for Fulham

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