West Bromwich Albion have fought back from a tough start to eventually overcome Fulham 2-1 at The Hawthorns.

Scott Carson's 9th minute mishandling of Zoltan Gera's shot gave the visitors the lead but they were able to equalise eight minutes through Youssuf Mulumbu who slotted past Mark Schwarzer after a Chris Brunt through-ball evaded onlookers.

West Brom were full of running after the leveller and then managed to go ahead five minutes before the break when Marc-Antoine Fortune finished off a nice pass from Jerome Thomas to send the Baggies fourth and push Fulham down to 16th.

West Bromwich Albion: 2 (Youssuf Mulumbu 17', Marc-Antoine Fortune 40') Fulham: 1 (Scott Carson (og) 9')p>Venue: The Hawthorns, West Bromwich Crowd: 25,625 Referee: Kevin Friend Yellow cards:WBA - nil FU - nil

Starting Line-Ups

WBA Scott Carson (gk), Jonas Olsson (Ibanez 54'), Nicky Shorey, Paul Scharner, Gabriel Tama?, Gonzalo Jara, Jerome Thomas (Tchoyi 87'), James Morrison, Youssuf Mulumbu, Chris Brunt, Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Bednar 54')

Subs - Boaz Myhill (gk), Pablo Ibanez (54'), Roman Bednar (54'), Somen Tchoyi (87'), Graham Dorrans, Simon Cox, Steven Reid

FU Mark Schwarzer (gk), Carlos Salcido, Aaron Hughes, Brede Hangeland, Chris Baird (Riise 73'), Stephen Kelly, Clint Dempsey, Jonathan Greening, Zoltan Gera, Moussa Dembélé, Diomansy Kamara (A.Johnson 58')

Subs - David Stockdale (gk), Andrew Johnson (58'), Bjorn Riise (73'), Eddie Johnson, John Pantsil, Kagisho Dikgacoi, Rafik Halliche