Roy Hodgson was proud of his players after an eventful 2-2 draw with West Ham at Upton Park yesterday.

Only an injury-time deflected equaliser from Junior Stanislas denied Fulham a deserved victory and their performance was all the more impressive after losing Kagisho Dikgacoi to a red card in the first half.

I would like to think no-one would begrudge us the victory there today because we were worth it for our second-half performance.

We know that games last 94-95 minutes and shots do get deflected. Sunderland were denied a famous victory at Old Trafford yesterday and we have been denied a famous victory here in exactly the same way. It was a harsh way to lose two points after we had done so well to get ourselves in a position to win three.

We played really well in the second half with and without the ball. It’s hard to be happy, or satisfied, but I’m proud of my players, they deserve every credit for the way they played.

Hodgson was disappointed with Dikgacoi’s dismissal.

I come from a generation where violent conduct is, well, violent. I have a problem getting my head round two players going nose to nose and one of them getting sent off for violent conduct.