Fulham’s unbeaten run was extended to five games with a 1-1 draw against Manchester City, but was also the third without a win.

Their form at Craven Cottage has been impressive this campaign, with five wins from eight, so manager Roy Hodgson was disappointed not to take three points from this encounter.

“We had a poor start which cost us a goal, which you can’t complain about because we didn’t defend the cross well,” said Hodgson. “Our tempo in the first 15 minutes was poor.

“What pleased me most was that we got ourselves back on track. We played some good football during the rest of the first half which led to a fantastic equaliser.

“But you need to win matches and get three-pointers behind you.

“Good draws can only be mildly satisfying so I can’t be totally content with the fact we’ve only got one point.”

Hodgson hailed the performance of Bullard, who scored his first goal of the season with a fine finish in front of England boss Fabio Capello.

“I was impressed,” Hodgson added. “His discipline was good, he helped us with defending and it was good to see him getting forward and getting behind the opposing defence and finishing the move off.

“(The goal) was an excellent piece of football and it was a first-class finish. He struck it very well so I’m sure he’ll be very happy with his performance and that the England manager was here to witness it.”