Jol - Fortune favoured us

Cottagers boss delighted with win but sees Murphy pick up knock

Martin Jol: Saw Clint Dempsey's late strike settle a tight contest at Craven Cottage

Danny Murphy: Hobbled off late on and looks set for a spell on the sidelines

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Martin Jol was delighted to see Fulham get 'the rub of the green' in a 1-0 win over Liverpool, but was dealt a blow by an injury to Danny Murphy.

The Dutchman saw the Cottagers edge out the Reds in an entertaining encounter on Monday night, with Clint Dempsey grabbing what proved to be the winner five minutes from time.

Liverpool had been reduced to 10 men by that stage, with Jay Spearing dismissed for a lunging challenge on Moussa Dembele.

Jol admits his side profited from the Reds' misfortune, but believes Fulham offered enough to justify their success.

"It was a very good performance," he told Sky Sports.

"Liverpool are a good team. It was an even game, they had a few chances and we had a few chances as well.


"Every time we had the ball in their half, they broke us and I have to say that after the sending off we had a little bit more space and we took advantage of that.

"Tonight we probably had the rub of the green. It was even, we had a couple of chances and even with 10 men they had an unbelievable shot but Mark Schwarzer is one of the best in the business and he saved us. After that we scored and it was very much needed."

While Jol was delighted to pick up three points that help to move Fulham away from the Premier League drop zone, he is sweating on the fitness of club captain Murphy.

"I think it's a bad one," he said after seeing the midfielder hobble off in the closing stages.

"His ankle is swollen up and I don't think he will play in the next match, or couple of matches.

"First we will celebrate the win and then we will have an assessment tomorrow, but I think it's a bad one."