Fulham manager Roy Hodgson admitted he had “only got praise” for Eddie Howe and his team after Bournemouth held the top-flight side to a goalless draw.

Hodgson was generous in his assessment of Fulham’s opponents following last night’s pre-season friendly at Dean Court.

The hosts produced a good performance against their Premier League opponents and Hodgson, 61, was impressed by what he saw in the entertaining clash.

He said: “They were well organised, worked very hard and I thought that, like ourselves, they were a good team pressurising the ball. They try to play football all the time and they probably had their two best chances or two most dangerous moments in the last two or three minutes of the game, which also speaks volumes for them.

“At that stage we were really getting on top a little bit and creating quite a few chances. Many a team would have accepted we’re not going to do this, but they didn’t and they came back and could have scored a goal at the end of the game. So they’ve got to be pleased with their performance because they worked hard for their 0-0 and deserved it.”