Tigers tamed as Fulham pair find their feet

FULHAM (2) vs HULL CITY (0)<br /><br />FULHAM boss Roy Hodgson hailed his strike pair after the Cottagers returned to winning ways with a comfortable victory over Hull City.<br /><br />Hodgson&rsquo;s front men have hardly hit the ground running so far this season, but a welcome strike from Bobby Zamora and a first of the season for Diomansy Kamara helped tame a rather powerpuff Tigers outfit at Craven Cottage.<br /><br />Midfielder Danny Murphy is the club&rsquo;s top scorer so far this season with four goals, but with three of those coming from the penalty spot, Hodgson believes the work of his front runners is often overshadowed.<br /><br />&ldquo;If you&rsquo;ve got an expert penalty taker who happens to be a midfield player sometimes forwards manufacture goals but have them taken away from them &ndash; but I&rsquo;m pleased with their performance,&rdquo; Hodgson said.<br /><br />&ldquo;We were unlucky at home to Arsenal and away to West Ham &ndash; the performances were better than the points tally &ndash; but tonight we tied the two knots together.&rdquo;<br /><br />Zamora gave Fulham the lead two minutes before the end of an otherwise disappointing opening half when Damien Duff&rsquo;s volley was parried by Hull keeper Boaz Myhill and the ex-West Ham striker nodded home the rebound.<br /><br />Ex-Fulham midfielder Jimmy Bullard came on for his first game in nine months, but not even he could prevent the hosts scoring a second on 64 minutes &ndash; Zamora turning provider this time in slotting the ball across the box for Kamara to smash home.<br /><br />The only sour note for Hodgson was losing Murphy to a knee injury in the second half. The captain will undergo tests later today.