Hughes hails ruthless Cottagers

30 January 2011 09:30
Mark Hughes was delighted with Fulham's quickfire start as they hammered Tottenham 4-0 in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Danny Murphy opened the scoring from the spot after 11 minutes before Michael Dawson was sent off minutes later for pulling back Moussa Dembele in the box. The Fulham captain made no mistake with his second penalty before Brede Hangeland and Dembele made it 4-0 by the break. Hughes, whose position as Fulham boss had been under question before Christmas, was delighted with his side's ruthless first-half display. "We wanted to make it hostile coming out of the blocks for them and we managed to force a few errors from their defenders and we capitalised on those situations," the Welshman said. "They were hampered by the sending off but it was still up to us to put the game beyond them, which we did. Being 4-0 up at half-time is more than you could have hoped for."

Source: PA