Roy Hodgson admitted he was glad Bobby Zamora rejected a summer move to Hull after the Fulham striker inspired Monday night's 2-0 victory over the Tigers.
Zamora struck only his second Barclays Premier League goal of the season before setting up strike partner Diomansy Kamara after the interval as Fulham dominated at Craven Cottage.
Hull held talks with the 28-year-old, who has hit the target only eight times in 51 appearances for Fulham, before opting to stay and fight for his place at the club.
"It was nice to see Bobby score a goal. His all-round play was good as usual and he made yet another goal," said Hodgson. "We allowed Bobby to talk to Hull but at the same time I made it clear to him that we felt we could still get a lot from him.
"More goals is what Bobby wants, but I want results. I'd take it if we were to win every game 1-0 without Zamora scoring once.
"But here he scored one, made one and forced three or four good saves. If he carries on like that he'll score goals. With him it's not just about scoring, he's also an important target and feature of our attacking play. I'm glad he stayed."