Martin Jol confessed to having ‘mixed feelings’ after Fulham’s goalless draw at Sunderland – believing that his side had enough chances to claim a second successive away league win.
Although Fulham largely played on the break, Clint Dempsey spurned a glorious late opportunity to take all three points when he shot wide after being played through on goal by Moussa Dembele.
I’ve got mixed feelings because we wanted the three points and we could have nicked it at the end. If you play away from home and create five or six chances then I feel you deserve something.
They edged it in the first-half and they’re a good team who put you under pressure. They had six or seven crosses in the first 20 minutes but we played better and created two very good opportunities, with Mousa and Dickson going close.
In the second-half I thought we did well and we had a couple of chances. Danny, Chris Baird and Clint all had chances but they could have also won it in the end with a deflected shot.
It’s difficult to play away from home in the Premier League and we could have nicked it today. If you can keep a clean sheet away from home you always hope to come away with a win but it wasn’t to be today.
I can live with today’s result considering we played four centre backs in defence. John Arne Riise’s wife gave birth to a son today so he couldn’t travel with us. We actually had four full backs out today. Grygera of course is a long-term injury, Stephen Kelly was injured and Matthew Briggs was not 100% fit. If you consider these problems we can be happy with a draw.