Football - Riise not scared of in-form City

John Arne Riise believes Fulham can ease out of the relegation zone by causing an upset against big-scoring Manchester City at Craven Cottage on Saturday.

City defeated Arsenal 6-3 last weekend to take their Premier League goals tally this season to 47.

Their away form, however, is not as impressive, having lost four league matches, and Norwegian defender Riise told Fulham's official website: "City isn't an easy game and the three games after that (against Norwich, Hull and West Ham) are probably bigger for us as they're against teams around us in the table. Those three games are massive but we'll certainly be aiming to cause an upset against City.

"We have to be compact and aggressive. The Cottage needs to become a fortress again, it should be a place where other teams don't like to come and play. It's a small stadium with a tight pitch and when we're playing at our best it can be very hard for the opposition."