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Chris Coleman was happy with Fulham’s fightback at Manchester City after the Whites responded to a fiery half-time teamtalk.

The Fulham boss had to tell a few home truths at the interval after his side were completely outplayed in the first half, but the visitors worked their way back in the contest through a deflected strike from teenage striker Collins John and could have even have claimed all three points in a very open finale.

Coleman said:

We were very poor in that first half, we didn’t ask them any questions in attack, we were second to everything in midfield and shaky at the back.
“All in all I was just pleased to get them off at the break only one down, we were lucky it wasn’t more.

“But we were tremendous in the second half, we changed our shape a bit and went at them. We got the equaliser and then could easily have won it.

“I had a few words, a rant really, at the break because we cannot allow ourselves to start games like that.

“Every game in the Premiership is tough and if we want to be better than last season, we know we cannot do things like we did in the first half and expect to get points.”