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Football: Meulensteen enjoys first win as Fulham boss but they stay in drop zone

Published on Dec 8, 2013 11:44 PM

LONDON (AFP) - Relegation-threatened Fulham gave Rene Meulensteen his first win as their manager, with a 2-0 victory over Aston Villa at Craven Cottage in an English Premier League football game on Sunday.

Steve Sidwell put the home side in front in the 21st minute, when he scored against his old side after lofting the ball over the advancing Brad Guzan.

Fulham, who previously had not scored two goals at home all season, then doubled their lead through a controversial penalty nine minutes later.

Alex Kacaniklic broke clear and charged into the box where he appeared to make the initial contact with Villa's Leandro Bacuna.

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