Chris Coleman was delighted as Fulham hung on for a battling point at Liverpool this afternoon.

The Fulham boss revealed that he had axed Sean Davis and Zat Knight from his squad for a breach of club discipline. The pair had broken a club curfew last Saturday evening, two days before Fulham were beaten 4-3 by Blackburn.

Coleman said: “I did not discover what had happened until Thursday, and it was a clear breaking of club rules. We were not in a hotel or anything, they were both at home but they were not supposed to be out on a Saturday evening before a Monday game. They have both held their hands up and apologised to me and the team. They have served their punishment and it is now over with.”

On clinging on for a point at Liverpool, Coleman added: “I have to be happy with the result. We rode our luck at times as you expect to do at a place like Anfield. But we defended well, asked them a few questions on the break and made up for that home defeat by Blackburn.

“They looked nervous and the atmosphere around the ground was very tense. The longer the game went goalless the better for us because their nerves got worse.

“It was a terrific penalty save, Edwin has had a great season for us and that caps it off nicely for him.

“Our lads were upset by the penalty award. The ball hit Petta high up on the arm, sometimes they are given, sometimes not. Now we find ourselves five points behind Liverpool with four games to go, we must be happy with that.

“If we finish in the top eight it is a triumph, but we can still make Europe ourselves. It is very exciting for us and there is still plenty to play for.”