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Fulham hammers West Ham for second win in four days

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LONDON (AP) — Fulham won 5-0 for the second time in four days by thrashing West Ham at Craven Cottage to move into the top half of the Premier League standings on Sunday.

There were five different scorers for Fulham, with Raul Jimenez giving the team the lead in the 22nd minute to take his personal tally to four goals in five games. The Mexico striker had previously not scored a Premier League goal since March 2022 — when he was a Wolves player.

Willian converted a finish in the 31st after a dummy from Alex Iwobi and Fulham was coasting at halftime after Tosin Adarabioyo headed home a corner in the 40th to make it 3-0.

Harry Wilson scored in the 60th and then unselfishly set up Carlos Vinicius for the fifth goal in the 88th as Fulham matched its rout of Nottingham Forest on Wednesday.

Jimenez’s upturn in form has dovetailed nicely with Fulham’s as a whole. In the team's previous three outings heading into this London derby, it had scored three goals to beat Wolverhampton, three more in a losing effort at Liverpool and five against Forest.

A rasping free kick from James Ward-Prowse had Bernd Leno diving across his goal to make an early save but that was as good as it got for West Ham, which was coming off winning three of its last four games — the most recent victory at Tottenham on Thursday.

Fulham climbed to 10th place, three points behind West Ham in ninth.


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