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Hodgson sets safety target

Hodgson sets safety target

Hodgson sets safety target

Roy Hodgson has set his Fulham side a very taunting task - survive in the Premiership. The side enjoyed a superb 1-0 victory over Everton in the Premiership on Sunday, and Hodgson called on his battlers to pull eight more great performances out of the bag and they will survive.

"We knew we had to get the victory," Hodgson said.

"When you are fighting for your life at the bottom, the motivation is always going to be that little bit stronger than when you are trying for fourth place and the Champions League.

"I thought it was a good performance by the team in every respect and the goal that won the game was a worthy winner.

"Brian is an experienced player. He is 36 and a talismanic figure at the club. It was just that little bit of quality that was needed because both teams were defending and fighting hard.

"We have got eight extremely important matches and if we want to stay up we have got to reproduce this performance eight more times.

"We've only got three more home games. I don't need reminding we have not won away from home but if we are going to get the necessary number of victories we need, a couple are going to have to be away from home."