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Magath remains defiant despite another defeat

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Fulham's start to the season has been dismal. Credit: PA

Fulham manager Felix Magath remained defiant after seeing his side capitulate 5-3 at Nottingham Forest to remain rooted to the foot of the table.

Despite their sixth defeat in seven Sky Bet Championship outings, the German said: "I am completely confident in my job."

Magath saw his side come from two goals down to lead 3-2, only to concede three goals in the last 13 minutes as Forest reclaimed top spot.

"I don't think about my position. I just work with my team. They played very well and scored three times. We were very unlucky.

"I understand the fans' frustrations. I'm very sad we are bottom with one point. It is terrible for the players, myself and the supporters."

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Fulham get first win

Ross McCormack
Ross McCormack scored his first Fulham goal. Credit: PA

Fulham's £11million striker Ross McCormack eased the pressure on boss Felix Magath with the only goal of the Cottagers' 1-0 Capital One Cup victory at Brentford.

The forward latched onto Chris David's defence-splitting through ball to slide a low shot into the far corner to settle a hard-fought west London derby.

Fulham owner backs Magath to turn things around

Fulham owner Shahid Khan has given his backing to under-fire manager Felix Magath and says the German is the "ideal" man to lead them back to the Premier League.

The Cottagers' promotion bid has not got off to the best of starts, with fans calling for Magath to be sacked after four straight defeats left them rooted to the foot of the Championship.

We chose Felix as we wanted -somebody with experience of dealing with the threat of relegation.

Even then, we knew we might not be successful and if, God forbid, the worst happened how would we deal with it.

We knew the Championship was more physical. You've got to have a Plan A (to avoid relegation) and a Plan B (for promotion). Felix was the ideal person to execute both plans.

– Fulham owner Shahid Khan

Rams pile misery on Fulham

Chris Martin
Chris Martin got two. Credit: PA

Fulham's woeful start to the season continued when they were thrashed 5-1 at Derby to pile the pressure on manager Felix Magath.

His young side looked worryingly frail at the back and fell apart as Derby ran riot in the second half with Chris Martin scoring twice.

Jamie Ward gave Derby a half-time lead and although Scott Parker equalised, Martin's double and strikes from Craig Bryson and Simon Dawkins made it a miserable day for relegated Fulham and Magath.

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