Benitez hails Fowler

Fowler scored his first goal since the first day of the season, and was walso named skipper for the evening by manager Rafael Benitez.

Benitez said: “It was a very good finish. I have seen him in training every day and he is very good. Only people with his quality can do this.

“It was a fantastic game for the people, it is normally not for manager but for supporters.

“We need to control the game and keep the ball. At the end we could have scored and they could have scored.”