Duff the hero as Fulham seal comeback

FULHAM boss Roy Hodgson heaped praise on new signing Damien Duff after his winner put paid to Everton at Craven Cottage.<br /><br />The Toffees took a first-half lead through Tim Cahill before Paul Konchesky equalised just after the break.<br /><br />The game looked set to end to end in a draw until 11 minutes from time, when Republic of Ireland international Duff cut inside Leighton Baines and fired low past Tim Howard for his first goal since his &pound;4m move from Newcastle. <br /><br />&ldquo;It was a wonderful goal and he played well throughout the game,&rdquo; Hodgson said.<br /><br />&ldquo;His crossing was good and it was nice to cap his second home game with a goal. It&rsquo;s important when you move clubs to show the fans immediately what you can do. Damien is a goalscorer and it&rsquo;s nice to have players like him and Clint Dempsey and Simon Davies who can support Andrew Johnson up front.&rdquo;<br /><br />Australia midfielder Cahill&rsquo;s header from Baines&rsquo; 33rd minute set-piece gave the Toffees a deserved lead, only for full-back Konchesky to restore parity 12 minutes into the re-start with a deflected shot from a half-cleared free-kick.<br /><br />Everton were then hit by captain Phil Neville being carried off on a stretcher following a tackle by Fulham midfielder Dickson Etuhu. Duff took full advantage by lashing home a 22-yard effort to give the Cottagers their first win since the opening weekend of the season.<br /><br />Toffees boss David Moyes, however, was unhappy with Etuhu&rsquo;s tackle on Neville. <br /><br />Moyes said: &ldquo;It was a bad miss for the referee to miss that. In the football we play now it doesn&rsquo;t go on and I thought it warranted a free-kick and a yellow card.<br /><br />&ldquo;The first half was quite tight, we might have shaded it a bit but credit to Fulham they did much better in the second half and we dropped.&rdquo;