Hugo Rodallega fired Fulham to its first win in eight matches as the Colombian ended his goal drought to seal a 2-1 victory over Newcastle at the Craven Cottage on Monday.

Rodallega had failed to hit the back of the net since September, but the striker finally notched up only his second goal since his pre-season move from Wigan with a second-half header to kill off the Magpies.

It was sweet relief for both Rodallega and Fulham boss Martin Jol, whose struggling side had blown the first half lead given to them by Steve Sidwell.

The result: Fulham 2 (Sidwell 19, Rodallega 63) bt Newcastle 1 (Ben Arfa 54). — AFP

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