Zamora leads Fulham charge

19 October 2009 09:37
Bobby Zamora inspired Fulham to a triumphant 130th anniversary match with a 2-0 victory over Hull as Jimmy Bullard endured a torrid return to Craven Cottage. [LNB] Zamora struck his second Barclays Premier League goal of the season before setting up a second for strike partner Diomansy Kamara as Fulham climbed to 12th in the table. [LNB] Bullard's arrival from the bench in the 58th minute failed to spark a revival, the record £5million signing instead having to contend with a hostile reception from the fans who once idolised him.[LNB] The 30-year-old midfielder was making only his second appearance for Hull after suffering a serious knee injury on his debut last January. [LNB] Surrounded by his lifeless Hull team-mates, he made little impact here with Damien Duff instead emerging as the star performer in a one-sided contest. [LNB] The deadlock was broken two minutes before half-time when Boaz Myhill pushed a powerful shot by Duff into the path of Zamora who nodded home. Stephen Hunt hoofed a half-chance 30 yards into the stands as the second half got off to a predictably lifeless start. [LNB] With both sides conceding possession amid a glut of unforced errors, the game was suffering as a spectacle. [LNB] Skipper Danny Murphy limped off and was replaced by Jonathan Greening and by the 64th minute Fulham were two goals ahead. [LNB] Hull's defence was becoming increasing ragged, allowing Zamora to find space down the right which he exploited with a jet-heeled run into the area. [LNB] Looking up, he picked out Kamara at the far post and the Senegalese smashed the ball home from close range.

Source: Eurosport