Fulham boss ‘proud’ of players but unhappy at key decisions

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic was proud of his team’s performance after they snatched a draw with virtually the last kick of the game against Leeds United – but unhappy that two key decisions went against his side.

Having fallen behind to an early Tim Ream own goal, the Whites dominated large spells of the match and appeared to have equalised midway through the first half when Neeskens Kebano’s shot hit the underside of the crossbar and seemingly bounced over the line.

However, the officials did not award the goal and also turned down appeals for a penalty in the second half.

It took Fulham until the 96th minute to get what they deserved as Tom Cairney curled home brilliantly from the edge of the box.

Jokanovic said: “I am really proud of how they played, independent of the result. I believe they made enough [chances] to win the game.

“After the referee ruled out our legal goal, we had some situations – in the second half, there was a touch with a hand which is a penalty for us.

“We paid a very expensive price [for the officials’ decisions] but all of us are human.

“It’s big damage for us, it’s an important two points that we lost today, but we are going to push harder still than we did tonight.

“I cannot be satisfied with the result but I am satisfied with how they fought with spirit for the Fulham crest and how they helped each other.”