Fulham manager Martin Jol was dejected after his side suffered a 1-0 defeat to Championship outfit Sheffield Wednesday in the Capital One Cup second round.
Although Gary Madine’s 50th-minute penalty was all that separated the sides, it was no fluke win by Wednesday, who restricted their Premier League opponents to just one shot on target.
Jol told BBC Radio 5 Live: “Considering they made five changes and we only had one player rested, that was very disappointing and they deserved their win.
We didn’t trouble their goalkeeper enough. You could see we missed our creative department, with (Mladen) Petric injured, and with Dembele not there.
“That was the problem up front, so we couldn’t play our football like we know we can.”
Fulham did have the ball in the net in the 63rd minute, only for skipper Brede Hangeland to be ruled offside after heading home a Matthew Briggs cross.
Jol added: “Nobody’s told me what it was disallowed for. It seems strange. We have to see it again and have another look.”