Parker angry after Lookman’s blunders costs Fulham

Fulham boss Scott Parker admitted his anger at Ademole Lookman for an abysmal penalty miss against West Ham.

Parker’s side were beaten 1-0 at the London Stadium, where Tomas Souček scored in injury time and Lookman made a total mess of his spot-kick in the final seconds.

Lookman’s attempt at a Panenka penalty ended in embarrassment.

He barely made contact with the ball and it was gathered by keeper Lukasz Fabianski.

“My emotion is one of disappointment – anger a little bit,” said Parker.

“Ade’s a young player and when you’re young you make mistakes and you have to learn from them. That’s where Ade is now.

“Anyone can miss a penalty but if you decide to take a penalty like that then it needs to hit the back of the net.

“He needs to understand that. It was disappointing. But Ade has been fantastic since he’s been here.”

Lookman has impressed since joining Fulham and Parker insisted he has no doubt the winger will respond positively to his awful error.

Parker said: “The character of him will be (shown) now. Dust himself down. He needs to learn from what happened tonight.

“He’ll bounce back well. I know he will. He’s an unbelievable character and a great professional who wants to learn.”