Josh Maja was on target twice as Fulham ended their eight-game winless run when they defeated Everton 2-0 at Goodison Park.
The Nigerian international made his first start for the Cottagers since his January move from Bordeaux and produced a five-star performance.
The 22-year-old settled into the game as he was at the right place and at the right time to tap into an empty net from an Ola Aina’s low cross three minutes after the restart.
The Super Eagles striker grabbed his second in the 66th minute after pouncing on a rebounded shot saved by Everton keeper Robin Olsen.
The Cottagers kept their survival hopes alive as they move to 18 points in 18th place but are seven behind Newcastlewho are in17th position.
After the game, Maja revealed he had been dreaming to get off the mark for Scott Parker’s side and it happened.
He told Goal: “It is a big one, we came into the game wanting to win it and not had the results we wanted. We are very happy with the win.
“We took our chances when it came and put in another good performance again, we want to continue like this. For the whole 90 minutes, the guys worked hard and stuck to the gameplan.
“This is a night I have been dreaming about for a long time, especially last night and I had a feeling it was coming and pleased it became a reality.
“Wins give the fans and players confidence and we want to take it into the next game.”
Fulham will take on Burnley in their next Premier League game and with the current form of Maja he could be called up for Nigeria’s last two AFCON qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho in March.