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Premier League’s draw specialists finally end winless streak

| 01.11.2010

A double from Clint Dempsey led Fulham to a 2-0 victory over Wigan on Saturday, ending their six match winless run which saw them draw three of those games.

Mark Hughes will be relieved that his side finally managed to break the barren run and the three points have seen Fulham move up to ninth in the table.

Hughes will be hoping the win will spark some confidence through his squad as Fulham search for their first away win of the season, but Hughes has to focus on a home tie against Aston Villa on Saturday before he can contemplate an away victory.

Under Roy Hodgson, Fulham concentrated more on their run to the Europa League final than they did on their Premier League position last season, but without any European games to focus on Hughes will be looking to better last year’s 12th place finish.

At 9/1 to be relegated, Fulham are quite short considering their ability to take points from most games, however they do need to start winning away from home and their next trip is to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea are formidable at home and a win for Fulham would be a huge upset, but they travel north to St James Park following the Chelsea game and Hughes will be targeting that game as a possible three points.

Fulham have lost at home to Villa just twice in nine Premier League matches and Hughes can target six points from a possible nine which would leave Fulham in a promising position to challenge for a European spot.

Following the Newcastle game, Fulham host Manchester City in a game that will see Hughes face his old club for the first time and he would desperately love to take the three points from that game.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.