Fulham boss pleased with win

Bobby Zamora scored the only goal of the game and Hodgson heaped praise on the striker after the game.

“The first half he was magnificent, second half I don’t think he got the service and even then I thought he did very well and he was a thorn in the side of the Sunderland centre-backs,” Hodgson told Sky Sports.

“But I don’t think we got the ball up to him and Erik Nevland anywhere near as much in the second half.

“But his overall performance was fantastic. I am extremely pleased to see him score a goal and he also hit the crossbar and I thought his performance was good throughout.”