2 Apr 2013

Fulham put another dent in QPR's hopes

12:34 pm on 2 April 2013

Fulham's withstood a strong fightback from Queens Park Rangers to beat their London football rivals 3-2 and push Harry Redknapp's side closer towards relegation from the English Premier League.

Dimitar Berbatov's double and an own goal put the hosts 3-0 up in the first half but Rangers, who're second to last, recovered to 3-2, with Fulham forced to cling after midfielder Steve Sidwell was sent off 11 minutes from full-time.

Rangers, who have seven matches to play, are seven points adrift of safety.

Aston Villa are 18th on 30 points, with Wigan Athletic just above the relegation zone.