Fulham debutant Mladen Petric scored twice and set up one more as Martin Jol's side subjected Norwich City to a comprehensive defeat.
Martin Jol's side put on a sublime display to ensure a disappointing start for Chris Hughton in his first match in charge of the Norfolk club. Petric, signed on a free transfer from Hamburg this summer, was the star of the show, scoring twice after Damien Duff had opened the scoring.
Alex Kacaniklic scored his first Fulham goal to make it 4-0 and substitute Steve Sidwell unleashed a fierce penalty four minutes from time to seal the rout.
Duff scored the first when John Arne Riise hit a cross-field pass to find the winger, whose shot trickled in off John Ruddy's outstretched leg.
Fulham almost added a second when Petric found Bryan Ruiz in the box but Ryan Bennett put in a crucial tackle. The Cottagers had their second from the resulting corner, as Petric glanced home Duff's cross.
Eight minutes into the second half Fulham scored their third. Ruiz found Petric in space and the Croatian fired home a 30-yard shot that took a deflection.
Thirteen minutes later it was 4-0. Petric backheeled into the path of Kacaniklic from a Mousa Dembele pass and the 21-year-old finished calmly.
Four minutes from the end Fulham scored a fifth when Turner's foul on Hugo Rodallega, a substitute for Petric, earned a penalty and Sidwell hammered the spot-kick into the roof of the net.
|25 Aug 2012||v Man Utd (A)|
|01 Sep 2012||v West Ham (A)|
|15 Sep 2012||v West Brom (H)|
|22 Sep 2012||v Wigan (A)|
|29 Sep 2012||v Man City (H)|
|07 Oct 2012||v Southampton (A)|