Fulham defender John Arne Riise has challenged his Fulham team-mates to start turning their dominance of games into wins.

The West London outfit were beaten 3-1 by Everton at Craven Cottage, having won in their last outing at home 6-0 against Queens Park Rangers. Bobby Zamora hit the crossbar with a glorious chance to put Fulham ahead late on and former Fulham favourite Louis Saha then turned the game in Everton’s favour.

Riise remains confident that Fulham’s fortunes will turn before long – and the Whites can make progress up the Premier League table.

“When [you concede] so early you don’t change your game plan – you just keep going,” he said. “I knew we would still play well, even after that shocking start. We did well in the first half. Yeah, they had a few chances, but we played it around them and created a lot.

“Against QPR everything went in. Today it didn’t, but that’s football. The thing is, we are playing some good football, that’s why we just have to keep on going. Of course, it’s killing us as players, the fans and the management to be playing well but not winning games we should be, but as I say, sometimes that is football.

“The season is long and hopefully we’ll turn it around in our favour before long.”