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Duff hits first goal of season... and it was still only June

Published 01/07/2011 | 05:00

Fulham's Damien Duff celebrates scoring in
their UEFA Europa League, first qualifying
round match against NSI Runavik last night
Fulham's Damien Duff celebrates scoring in their UEFA Europa League, first qualifying round match against NSI Runavik last night
Fulham's Damien Duff celebrates scoring in their UEFA Europa League, first qualifying round match against NSI Runavik last night

IT'S the beginning of a season that Damien Duff hopes will end at the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine, and last night , on the final day of June, the Fulham midfielder gave himself a good start with the first goal of the season for an English club.

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Duff will certainly face tougher opponents than NSA Runavik over the course of the season, but last night's 3-0 victory against the Faroe Islands minnows at Craven Cottage can't harm the winger's confidence.

The Dubliner was part of the Fulham team which made it all the way to the Europa League final in 2010 before losing to Atletico Madrid and if he is to make it that far again, he will still be in action for the Londoners in 314 days' time.

Duff's last goal in the month of June was followed by his famous celebration in Ireland's 3-0 win against Saudi Arabia in the 2002 World Cup.

Irish Independent

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