Fulham scored two beautiful goals to claim a much-needed win at home to fellow strugglers West Brom on Monday night, but one of the goals is guaranteed to make the highlight reel of matchday eight without a doubt
Fulham boss Scott Parker has praised Ola Aina’s stunning strike that helped the relegation battlers claim their first league win of the campaign at the Craven Cottage.
The Londoners had earned just one point in eight games until Slaven Bilic’s men arrived under the Cottage lights, but Bobby De Cordova-Reid and Ola Aina’s first-half goals saw Fulham pick up their first three points of the Premier League season.
Four minutes after De Cordova-Reid’s header opened the scoring for the home side, Aina sent a rocket of a strike into the top corner.
Parker, 40, was left impressed by the goal and hoped it helps convince critics that his side possesses some quality.
“It was a great strike,” the former England international told the club’s website after the encounter.
“We might have to take risks. We’re going to have to take risks in or around the box, and Ola did that, and it’s flown into the top corner.
“Anyone watching us with an open mind will see we have a bit of quality. We had some lovely bits in both halves.”
Ola Aina has been featured in four games for Fulham since joining on loan from Serie A side Torino earlier in the summer.
The 24-year-old fullback’s strike against the Baggies was his first-ever goal in the Premier League, having earned three caps in the competition with Chelsea earlier in his career.