Kean delight with Boa Morte
By Andrew Scurr
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Steve Kean has hailed striker Luis Boa Morte for his performance against Charlton.
Fulham assistant manager Steve Kean has hailed striker Luis Boa Morte for his performance against Charlton in the London derby.
The Portuguese international scored twice in the first half to send The Cottagers on their way to a 2-1 victory.
Kean believes Boa Morte's first goal was vital to give Fulham the early advantage after Charlton's last eight Premiership games have yielded just two goals past Thomas Myhre.
"They had good spells and out of the last eight games they've had five clean sheets so they're going to be hard to break down," Kean told Sky Sports News.
"But getting the early goal, a clever goal from Luis Boa Morte, was important.
"He's just seen a little gap in-between the wall and where the last defender was and that gave us a good start to the game and we went on from there.
"He's got that (ability for the second goal), he can penetrate with pace and power and he can cause defenders problems and it's a great finish with his right foot."
Fulham are still to win away from home this season but Kean has been impressed with the home form shown throughout the campaign.
However, he remains hopeful the Cottagers can get that away win before the end of the season.
"Today it's another home win and we can send the fans home very happy and they've been excellent all season at home," he added.
"We've had some good preparation leading up to this game and we're looking forward to the last few games and finishing strong.
"We don't want to have that (away wins) tag on us so we'll have to go to Manchester City and take the positives from today and hopefully we can bury that."