Fulham 2-0 Aston Villa: Meulensteen says penalty was lucky

New Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen admits his side were "lucky" to get a penalty as the Cottagers beat Aston Villa 2-0 to end a run of seven consecutive defeats.

Dimitar Berbatov scored from the spot after Leandro Bacuna was adjudged to have fouled Alex Kacaniklic, a decision that angered Villa manager Paul Lambert.

The win is Meulensteen's first in charge of the team and although Fulham remain in the bottom three, they are now only separated by goal difference from West Ham in 17th.

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