Fulham Head Coach Slavisa Jokanovic rued Lasse Vigen Christensen’s costly error as the Whites were made to pay for a lack of incision in defeat to Hull.
The Whites dominated the match and ended the game with two-thirds of possession, but were ultimately undone when Christensen’s slip felled Moses Odubajo to concede a late penalty.
Abel Hernandez converted as Steve Bruce’s men returned to Hull with all the points, but Jokanovic felt the result was harsh on his men.
The Fulham boss said: “I did not see a big difference between us and them, but in the end they won.
“It is true, we didn’t create many chances. This game, at the end, is going very clear to be drawn 0-0 and then a mistake means we lost the game.
“I believe we played a very good 65-70 minutes and we had most of the possession of the ball.
“I respect everything and generally they are in the top of the table.”
The Cottagers are 19th in the Championship after Saturday’s defeat, leaving them four points off Bristol City in the relegation zone.
Scoring has not been a problem for the Whites – who are among the top of the Championship scoring charts – but they have also conceded with alarming regularity.
Fulham are under a January transfer embargo following a breach of Financial Fair Play rules, and Jokanovic admits that his side need improvement.
He said: “Hull are the top team in the Championship right now, they are more solid, stronger and faster. We are not as fast, we are not as solid, and we are not as strong.
“I try to find the way to win the game, and this is my choice. I do not believe right now we are ready to play in a similar way like Hull.
“It is not an easy situation for us, I made changes for some physical problems, and it is very clear. We are looking in the loan market for the next seven days ahead of us.”