Andy Johnson's brace lead visiting Fulham to a 2-0 victory over Odense BK (OB) at Odense Stadium in Denmark.
The win puts Fulham in 2nd place in Group K following FC Twente's 4-1 demolishing of Wisla Krakow. With both teams on four points, Twente sits in first ahead of Fulham on goal differential. OB is in third place with three points,while Wisla has not yet claimed a point in the competition.
While not fielding an entirely first choice lineup (Bobby Zamora stayed behind), Fulham still took to the field with a strong squad, featuring Clint Dempsey and Andy Johnson up top.
While Fulham looked the stronger side off of the opening kick off, it was OB who came closest to scoring first, but March Schwarzer's diving stop denied Djiby Fall.
Eventually, Fulham grew back into the match and were rewarded when Andy Johnson bagged his first, in the 36th minute, receiving a pass from Dempsey and firing home from the edge of the box.
OB pressed to equalize late, but it was Johnson who bagged a second for Fulham, latching onto a clearance near the top of the box, creating some space and finishing well into the upper right of the net, making it 2-0 to Fulham.
OB would lose Kalilou Traore to a second red card moments later, leaving them with 10-men to finish the match.
Fulham will return to action on Sunday when they look for their first Premier League victory at home against recently promoted rivals Queens Park Rangers.