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Meulensteen focused on fight

FULHAM manager Rene Meulensteen insists he will focus only on his own team's results as the battle to escape the Premier League's bottom three heats up.

Meulensteen's side came from behind to beat Norwich 2-1 courtesy of a wonderful winning goal from Scott Parker (right) three minutes from time.

Gary Hooper's deflected effort had given the Canaries the lead but Pajtim Kasami equalised before the break.

Parker then provided the heroics but even those three points left Fulham in the relegation zone after Crystal Palace and Sunderland also won on the road.

Only goal difference keeps Fulham in the bottom three and Meulensteen is keen to focus on his own targets.

"You can keep looking at it and you have to in some ways, but you need to focus on your own tasks, making sure there is good quality in your work and performances are at the right level," he said. "If you look too much over your shoulder you forget what you need to do. I'm delighted with the points – very important." Parker's 87th-minute effort settled what proved to be an even match and Meulensteen was pleased to see the former Tottenham man smash home the important winner.

"It could be a very significant goal but we can only tell when weeks and weeks go by," added Meulensteen. "I'm delighted with Scott scoring the winner because his character and leadership on the pitch has typified the sort of performances we've had over the last couple of weeks."


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