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Roy Hodgson was quick to lay down the law after seeing his Fulham side surrender a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with Torino at Craven Cottage on Saturday.

Summer signings Bobby Zamora and Zoltan Gera looked to have done enough to hand The Cottagers a welcome fillip ahead of the new season.

However, the hosts were wasteful in the second period and eventually paid the price as their Italian visitors fought back to earn a draw.

Hodgson, usually the model of calm, was in no mood for niceties after the game.

“We threw the game away,” he said. “We dominated from start to finish and never looked like conceding.

“It is a poor result which has come as a result of not following the type of play we want to see and players deciding it is all too easy and playing how they wanted to.

“I was anxious to win today. I didn’t want to gift our opponents anything and that’s what we have done. People use the word ‘disappointed’ too much these days. I’m not disappointed, I’m very angry about it.

“The positive today was that we created chances and lot of opportunities. But they were wasted by people shooting from 35 yards when we had people in better positions.

“We got in good situations time and time again you have to make the right decision. We had two good finishes first half but could have had more. But in the second half our game was too individual.”