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Last Updated: Friday February 19 2010 10:22 GMT

Liverpool and Fulham both win in the Europa League

Liverpool in Europa League action

Liverpool beat Unirea Urziceni 1-0 in the Europa League on Thursday, as David Ngog grabbed the only goal of the game.

His 81st minute header was enough to seal the win against the Romanian team and get Liverpool's campaign off to a winning start.

Fulham, also at home, beat Ukranian side Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 at Craven Cottage.

Zoltan Gera and Bobby Zamora pitched in with the goals to give the Cottagers the advantage in their last 32 tie.

Bobby Zamora's was the pick of the bunch. His 20-yard strike boosted his chances of a call up to the England squad.

Unlike Fulham, Liverpool dropped into the Europa Cup following the team's early exit from the Champions League.

Leading on goal difference going into the second leg, both Liverpool and Fulham will fancy their chances of progressing to the next stage of the competition.