Last Updated: Sat, 07 Apr 2012 19:10
Martin Jol was full of praise for Clint Dempsey after the American's double inspired Fulham to an emphatic 3-0 victory over Bolton.
Dempsey took his goal tally for the season to 21 by following a stunning 30th minute free-kick with a firm header on the stroke of half-time and although he narrowly failed to score a third hat-trick of the season as he shot into the side-netting when well placed in the second half, Mahamadou Diarra wrapped up a convincing win late on.
Dempsey was back playing a centre-forward's role in the absence of Pavel Pogrebnyak and Andy Johnson and Jol was suitably impressed - although he felt the 29-year-old should have had another treble.
"It would probably have been his first hat-trick away from home - but he will always be on the end of things, like he was for second goal," said Jol.
"He is eager to score - Pog was not there, Andy Johnson was not there, so he was the only solution for us."
Of his goal tally, he said: "If you consider that he scored most of his goals from a wide position, that is quite amazing."
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