It's a comfortable win for Fulham - and if you were or weren't there - you may like this.

Opposition managers don’t need scouts at Fulham games

All they need to know is Whites will hold the ball and pass it forever from the off.

The hope is that like a snake’s hypnosis, they will draw their prey in and eventually strike, in this case on 17 minutes though Lucas Piazon.

The half-time possession statistic was telling: City 39%-Whites 61%.

Ball boys: Neeskens Kebano (L) and Bailey Wright

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Former Bristol City midfielder Gary Owers on BBC Radio Bristol

“It’s great attacking play by Fulham at the moment – they look a good side.

“Ryan Sessegnon is having a field day out there on the left-hand side.

“Their technical ability is outstanding, and the best sides like Barcelona make 400 or 500 passes and run the legs out of the opposition.”

Did he say Barcelona!!!

Makes you wonder why Fulham are still six points short of the play-offs?

Maybe Owers should have seen some of the early performances – especially at home.

Can we start again, please?

Gary Owers
Praise: Gary Owers

The trouble with Lucas Piazon and Tomas Kalas playing well

The obvious: the fact that other clubs will come in for the pair at the end of the season and offer Chelsea big money for the loanees – not to mention trumping what Whites are prepared to pay in wages.

Piazon was on the money in this game, and Kalas, while not 100 per cent on top form, is still the best central defender the club has got.

Strain: Tomas Kalas (R) and David Cotterill go neck and neck

OK, stating the obvious, but…

...Bristol City are no Spurs. In fact, they are not just 48 places apart on the league ladder, they are 20 divisions different in terms of class.

This is just what Fulham wanted after a Sunday slip: a side who are suffering and headed to League One unless they can turn their form around.

How did Fulham lose 4-0 at home to City in September when only four players of that starting line-up was different to this one?

Well done to the 632 souls on their way back up the M4

It’s a Wednesday night in February, but Fulham fans travel in numbers despite a poor result on Sunday.

The result was a reward for coughing up hard cash and time.

Knee: Josh Brownhill (R) is tackled by Stefan Johansen

And the match...

Goals from Lucas Piazon and Tom Cairney was the perfect Fulham tonic as they bounced back from FA Cup defeat to Spurs on Sunday.

The suffering Robins were no match to a Whites unit who passed the home side out of the game long before the final whistle.

Fulham first mesmerised City to open the scoring on 17 minutes.

Stefan Johansen started the move to find Cairney who in turn squeezed the ball through the eye of the needle for Piazon to run on and slot right-footed past the keeper.

Robins had a chance to level from a great flighted cross, but Milan Djuric's header was over when it was easier to hit the target.

Jens Hegeler saw his header fumbled by keeper David Button - but the chance was hacked clear.

Whites reasserted domination when Piazon clipped the outside edge of the post, and seconds later the marauding Denis Odoi got a foot on a Kebano cross that inches wide.

Chase: Floyd Ayite (C) battles Bailey Wright and Aden Flint

A demoralised City pressed the self-destruct on 54 minutes when a poor pass-out from keeper Fabian Giefer to right-back Adam Matthews was picked off that saw merciless Cairney thump a sublime hit into the top corner for 2-0.

Two tired sides played out the remainder, but the reward for Fulham is a move up the Championship table to seventh - one place outside the play-offs.

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