Fulham manager Chris Coleman revealed his players were furious with referee Rob Styles over the third goal because they believed he should have stopped play because of a head injury to Papa Bouba Diop.

Coleman said: “My players could see there was some blood and felt the referee should have stopped the game. Diop should have gone down but he was wandering around holding his head. But the point is that we should not have stopped until the referee blew his whistle.

“I was angry with all three goals that we conceded. We have knocked off on all three occasions as the ball came into the box, and you can’t do that at this level. I felt we were comfortable at times, we played well and I have certainly seen Edwin van der Sar busier than that in games.”