Murphy out to halt City run
Danny Murphy insists Fulham will be going all out for their first league win of the season when they host rampant Man City.
By Jamie Casey
Last Updated: 17/09/11 12:46pm
Danny Murphy insists Fulham will be going all out for their first domestic win of the season when they host rampant Manchester City on Sunday.
The Cottagers have two draws and two defeats to their name from their opening four Premier League games and in City face a side that have netted 15 times in the same number of outings.
Midfielder Murphy, though, is taking inspiration from their knack of triumphing at home against the leading clubs, and also Fulham's 1-1 draw in City's own backyard last season.
"We can win the game, because we've shown before against good quality opposition that we can, especially at the Cottage," he said.
"It's going to need a hell of a performance from us, but what better way to get your first win than against one of the best sides in the Premier League?
"We showed last year, when we played them up there at their place, that we're capable of getting results against the better sides.
"We've done it here before as well against the Man Uniteds of this world, and the Liverpools and Arsenals.
"You've got to play these teams and try to believe you can win - sometimes teams are finished before they get out on the pitch."
Following their City test Fulham face a daunting trip to Chelsea, and failure to take anything from either game may put new boss Martin Jol under pressure.
"We've got an experienced squad and we won't panic," insisted Murphy. "The fixture list hasn't been kind.
"I don't want to get the violin out but we seem to be getting punished a lot recently. But that's football at this level against good opposition."