Roy Hodgson was disappointed with how Fulham faded to defeat after a bright start against Arsenal.

Two headers from Emmanuel Adebayor before half time put the Gunners firmly in control of proceedings at Craven Cottage after the Whites had begun strongly. A late strike from Tomas Rosicky wrapped up a comfortable victory for Arsene Wenger’s men.

Hodgson told the BBC afterwards:

“We had a bright start but still came in two goals down at half-time and were suddenly facing a mammoth task. It was a bit unfortunate that the first good cross that came in put us a goal down.

Confidence is not high when you’re not winning matches and it’s difficult when you’re facing a team as skilful and good at keeping the ball as Arsenal. We kept at our task and didn’t throw in the towel but we didn’t threaten them nearly enough and it was a comfortable victory for them.”