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Jol rues ‘scrappy’ goals against Man City

18:03 29 September 2012

Fulham manager Martin Jol. Photo credit: Nigel French/EMPICS

Fulham manager Martin Jol. Photo credit: Nigel French/EMPICS

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Fulham boss Martin Jol was frustrated with the goals his side conceded as they went down 2-1 to champions Manchester City at Craven Cottage.

Mladen Petric’s penalty gave Fulham an early lead before Sergio Aguero equalised from close range after 43 minutes and substitute Edin Dzeko capitalised on a poor clearance from John Arne Riise to net City’s winner three minutes from time.

Jol was pleased with his side’s overall defensive display but admitted their lapses cost them dearly.

“You can’t complain because they are a world class team but if it’s still 1-1 after 87 minutes you’ve got to slide home,” said Jol.

“I think we did ok defending but the frustrating thing is that, although they dominated possession today, especially in the second half, the goals were pretty scrappy.

“I think [Riise] will be disappointed because they punished the mistake he made.”

Despite making an encouraging start, Fulham were pinned back in their own half for almost the entire second half as Roberto Mancini’s side went all out for the victory.

“We couldn’t play our stuff, especially in the second half,” said Jol.

“We couldn’t keep the ball, they were stronger than us and more eager to score.

“The only thing we could do was defend, defend, defend.

“That is not enough if you would like a result against them.

“Scoring the goal after ten minutes gave us a good cushion but we needed a bit more to score the second one.

“To work that hard, and just before the end to concede a goal like that through our own mistake, it’s frustrating.”

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