Fulham 2 Aston Villa 1
By Planetfootball Staff
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Graham Taylor's side took the lead after just three minutes when England international Gareth Barry pounced.
Dion Dublin played a huge role in the goal as his perfect pass allowed Barry to run on to the ball and finish well past Maik Taylor.
Undeterred Fulham continued to attack with flair and forced themselves level when Luis Boa Morte was fouled in the area by Joey Gudjonsson.
French midfielder Steed Malbranque stepped up and blasted home from the spot.
The West Londoners then grabbed the winner just before half time, but the goal came from an unusual source in full back Jon Harley.
The former Chelsea man picked up the ball from all of 35 yards and hit a first time effort past a dumbfounded Peter Enckelman.