Fulham 1 West Brom 1: Martin Jol frustrated by draw
Fulham 1 West Brom 1: Martin Jol cannot hide his disappointment after Cottagers are denied victory at the death
Martin Jol could not hide his disappointment after Fulham were denied victory by West Bromwich Albion’s late equaliser at Craven Cottage.
Fulham’s Steve Sidwell opened the scoring in the 22nd minute with a well-taken half-volley from a corner.
But Gareth McAuley headed home a stoppage-time leveller to net the Baggies’ first Premier League goal of the season and earn the visitors a point.
“It was a frustrating result for us,” said Jol, whose side drop down to 14th in the table.
“The only thing you can do with a 1-0 scoreline late on is to defend. To concede a goal from a corner kick is disappointing and we lost two points because of that.
“We had our opportunities. We didn’t play fantastic but I thought we did enough to win the game. We had the ball in the net a few times which were offside which is unfortunate.
“I thought we looked a bit tired with this game coming after the international break but if you get a second goal then you don’t feel it. As long as it stays 1-0 you give the opposition a chance.”