Fulham beats Aston Villa 2-0 in Premier League
Relegation-threatened Fulham ended a seven-game losing streak as
Steve Sidwell and Dimitar Berbatov scored first-half goals in a 2-0
win over Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday.
After a minute’s applause at Craven Cottage for former South
African President Nelson Mandela who died Thursday, Aston Villa
goalkeeper Brad Guzan pushed Berbatov’s header onto the bar but was
powerless when Sidwell flicked the ball from a tight angle to open
the scoring in the 21st minute.
Berbatov then calmly scored from the penalty spot for his second
league goal this season after Alexander Kacaniklic was fouled by
Leandro Bacuna in the box.
It was Fulham’s first win since new manager Rene Meulensteen was
appointed as a replacement for the sacked Martin Jol.