Fulham winger Alex Kacaniklic sealed a 2-1 Premier League win
at high-flying West Bromwich Albion to end a sorry run of
results for the Londoners.
Martin Jol's side had won only one of their last 12 games but
began 2013 with a bang against the club he graced as a player
with Dimitar Berbatov giving the dominant visitors a
39th-minute lead when his shot evaded goalkeeper Ben Foster.
West Brom, riding high in seventh spot, improved markedly
after the break and Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku increased
speculation about a possible recall by parent club Chelsea
this month by capping a superb display with a 49th-minute
The hosts then hit the post twice but 12th-placed Fulham
would not be denied and Swedish winger Kacaniklic expertly
spun on the edge of the area before stroking the ball home 13
minutes into the second half.
Leaders Manchester United play at Wigan Athletic later while
champions and second-placed Manchester City host Stoke City.