Fulham Manager Chris Coleman was not happy with his sides latest defeat on the road and was not looking to lay the blame for another winless away trip on anyone but his own players.
“There were two wonder strikes, but we did not turn up in the first 45 minutes – that is why we lost it,” the Fulham manager bemoaned.
“After we went behind, I was looking for players to step forwards, show a bit of balls.
“We turned up in the second half and showed what a good team we can be, however it was too little, too late. ” said Coleman.
“It’s a London derby and in the first half I don’t think we won one tackle.
“You have to get the simple things right but in the first 45 minutes we were not at the races and deserved to be 2-0 down.”
“Our home record is outstanding and to come away for 12 matches and not win, it leaves a bad taste in my mouth I am afraid.
“I don’t mind when we are up for it and have a go, but half a game is unacceptable.”
Coleman lamented: “All we can do is keep working hard – but we have yet to go on a really good run, and the players have to ask themselves why.
“It is just not good enough in the Premier League.”
Fulham thought they won a penalty when Paul Konchesky bundled Helguson over in the area, but Uriah Rennie failed to point to the spot, a decision Coleman disputes.
“It was a penalty but it’s too easy for me to come in and say that. That is papering over the cracks. I’m bitterly disappointed,” he concluded.