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Fulham heap more worry on Allardyce as resurgent Hull overcome Everton

<strong>FULHAM (3)</strong> vs <strong>BLACKBURN (0)</strong><br /><br />MIDFIELDER Clint Dempsey scored twice as Fulham gave Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce further cause for concern.<br /><br />The Rovers boss is due to undergo heart surgery tomorrow and his wife had threatened to confiscate his mobile phone ahead of last night&rsquo;s clash. And his condition would not have been helped by watching his side leapfrogged in the table by the Cottagers, who strolled to victory after a sluggish start.<br /><br />Erik Nevland put them ahead on the stroke of half time when he finished a counter-attack he started and early in the second half Dempsey double the lead when he converted Damien Duff&rsquo;s cross-shot. The American then capped the win with a late third.<br /><br />At the KC Stadium, meanwhile, Hull continued their dramatic recent revival with a 3-2 victory over struggling Everton. The Tigers wrapped up the game in the first half, scoring three times through Stephen Hunt, Andy Dawson and Dean Marney.<br /><br />Everton mounted a comeback after the break, forcing Kamil Zayatte to first score an own goal and then concede a penalty, converted by Louis Saha, but it proved in vain.<br /><br />Defeat for the Toffees was a second blow of the evening, after their hopes of building a 50,000-seater stadium in Kirkby nosedived. The government is today expected to confirm that the &pound;400m project has been rejected.