Fulham win is a ‘job well done’ – Silva

Marco Silva described Fulham’s 3-1 victory over Sheffield United as a “job well done” but is concerned about an injury to defender Issa Diop.

Goals from Bobby De Cordova-Reid, Willian and an own goal from Sheffield United goalkeeper Wes Foderingham secured the points, lifting Silva’s side to 12th in the table.

The Whites boss said: “It’s an important win for us and at times we played very well. Sheffield United have shown that they are tough to beat away from home – their game against Spurs is an example of that.

“We created a lot of chances in the first half which we couldn’t score from, but the players believed and stuck to the plan. We get the goals in the second half and we deserved the three points.”

Diop went down with a non-contact injury moments before the visitors equalised in the second half.

Silva said: “Issa said he felt a crack in his foot. We are assessing him, and we have to wait to hear the report, but for now, it doesn’t look good.”

The win was Fulham’s third in the league season, and Silva has been happy with his side’s start to the campaign despite what he admitted was a difficult summer with the loss of striker Alexander Mitrovic so late in the transfer window.

“I think our start to the season has been very solid. After one of the toughest pre-seasons for the football club and in my career as well, I think we’ve been solid,” he said.

“Perhaps we could have had more points in a few games – potentially one or two performances not at the level that they should be, some decisions have gone against us as well, but we have to be happy in the moment the club finds itself in right now.

“We are playing in the toughest competition in the world and you have to be as consistent as you can. It is my job to do this, and with the support of the owner I think we can keep improving.”