Hodgson happy with win

01 October 2009 10:41
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Fulham boss Roy Hodgson was delighted with his side's character as they beat Basle in the Europa League.

Danny Murphy scored the only goal of the game just before the hour mark to send Fulham to the top of Group E and leave them well-placed to reach the next round.

Fulham, who were missing a number of key players, rode their luck at times with Mark Schwarzer making a number of key saves and Hodgson was happy with his side's stubborn resistance as they held out for the three points.

"We were playing a good team, it was a very tough game.

"We were better in the second half, got on top and luckily scored our goal - but they made it tough in the final minutes.

"It was a gritty performance in terms of our defending - which is an important part of the game.

"We were able to rest one or two senior players, who I hope will recover for the weekend. It's important to use your squad in this competition."

Source: SKY_Sports