Ranieri hails Cottagers fightback
Fulham are alive again in the battle to beat the drop following the dramatic 4-2 win over Brighton, Claudio Ranieri has said.
Aleksandar Mitrovic scored twice as the Cottagers came from two goals down to breathe life into their relegation battle.
The Cottagers, who had lost all four of their previous matches since the turn of the year, were staring down the barrel of another defeat after two first-half goals from Glenn Murray.
But Calum Chambers pulled one back with his first Fulham goal before two trademark Mitrovic headers put the hosts in front, and Luciano Vietto opened his account with the fourth to wrap up the victory.
"This three points means that we are alive, we can see a little light in front of us," said manager Ranieri. "It is only a little step but we are alive. We showed very good fighting spirit.
"It was a very strange match, we were 2-0 down after 17 minutes. At half-time, I gave confidence to my players and positivity. I told themwe are in the match.
"The goal from Chambers was very important, it gave the players the opportunity to say 'we can do something good tonight'. We deserved to win and we played very good football."
Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.