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Fulham manager Chris Coleman was incensed by Fulham’s first half showing as the Whites crumbled to another away defeat at Manchester City.

Coleman described Fulham’s first half performance as their worst of the campaign – which left them with no way back against a rampant City side.

Coleman said: “It was not that we lost but the manner in which we lost. On our travels this season we’ve been a lot more together, a lot harder to beat. We’re not going to win every game, but you have to lose in a certain manner. We are better than how we played today but we have got to play to our maximum if we are to get results.”

But although Coleman had plenty to say afterwards, he revealed he left the half-time rant to the players.

He added: “It was never going to be pretty (at half-time) but fair play to them, they were in amongst each other and that is the only positive I can take out of that. I didn’t really have to say a lot. I don’t mind a little bit of that because it is passion and it is nice to see how much the players care. There were a few heated discussions and I invite that.”

Coleman will be happy not to have to travel to Manchester again for a while.