Daily Star|January 17, 2022
Silva’s sharp shooters have rivals all at sixes and sevens

TOM CAIRNEY insists it is an absolute joy playing in Fulham’s goal-crazy team.

The 30-year-old midfielder captained the Cottagers to a second huge victory in five days as they climbed back to the top of the table with a demolition of Bristol City.

After hitting Reading for seven Marco Silva’s men only managed the six here with a first-half hat-trick for Aleksandar Mitrovic, two goals for Neeskens Kebano and one for Fabio Carvalho.

Almost forgotten amid the pandemonium was the fact the Robins were twice ahead through Antoine Semenyo before the roof fell in against Fulham’s promotion-chasers.

And the stats make scary reading for the rest of the Championship – 64 goals, 20 more than anyone else, and a goal difference of plus 43, 23 greater than the closest rival.

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