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Roy Hodgson was left to count the cost of defensive lapses as Fulham led a winning position slip in the west London derby against Chelsea.

The new Fulham manager was denied a dream start as his new side conceded from two set plays having taken the lead through Danny Murphy’s calmly taken penalty.

“We got caught by the two set plays which is disappointing because set plays are a big part of the game and it they cost us. Some would say the Michael Ballack penalty was a penalty and some would say it wasn’t. Our attempt to follow the game plan was good as was our commitment.