Leeds United edged past relegation-threatened at Craven Cottage on Friday night.
After Joachim Andersen had cancelled out Patrick Bamford’s opener, Raphinha netted the winner to keep the hosts in the bottom three.
Leeds, who moved to within two points of the top half with victory, have been a class above their fellow promoted sides this season.
Parker: Fulham couldn’t cope with Leeds ‘basketball’
Fulham boss Scott Parker was magnanimous in defeat.
Speaking to Sky Sports (as per Football Daily) after the game, he admitted his side found it difficult to cope with the intensity of their opponents.
“I think it’s fair to say the best team won tonight,” he said.
“The way Leeds play, they make the game like a basketball game. We struggled with that tonight.
“We didn’t deserve much from the game.”
Leeds have tended to overwhelm relegation-threatened outfits this season.
Of the top six, they have only beaten third-placed Leicester City, but expectations must of course be managed.
They meet local rivals Sheffield United after the international break before a box-office three-game run of Manchester City (away), Liverpool (home) and Manchester United (home).
Parker hailed after Leeds comments
“It’s nice to hear opposition managers be honest, sometimes you hear them and wonder if they watched the same game”
“Scott Parker is a class act, I really hope he manages to keep Fulham up, they have been excellent recently.”
“Fair play to Parker, he called it better than Sky”
“Fair play to him, most managers would have peddled some nonsense about having us under the cosh. He has done a good job and I hope they stay up over Newcastle or even Brighton.”
“Honest. Good to see as its easy for losing manager to moan and complain”
“Top man is Scott Parker; very fair & honest assessment”
“Respect to Parker, no ego and called it as it was.”