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Slavisa Jokanovic believes Fulham were more deserving of three points than Leeds United and is pleased with the improvements shown since last week’s defeat at Blackburn.

“I think we made enough [chances] to win the game but this is football and sometimes it happens,” said Jokanovic.

“It’s good news for us because we showed a different face and a different performance to what we showed last Tuesday night against Blackburn.

“With this mentality, we can make more chances to win a game. We cannot be happy when we don’t win the game.

It’s simple but we have seven days since we were very, very disappointed with our performance.

We made a good performance but we weren’t clinical in important moments.

I try to make some progress and some improvements and I think step-by-step we start to make better things.

“We created many [chances], they scored a fantastic goal too.

In the end, in my opinion, I believe we played better football than Leeds and we were closer to win the three points.

At the end, Leeds was fighting very well and put us under some kind of pressure. They are fighting and deserve this point too.”

Jokanovic could not hide his disappointment that Fernando Amorebieta was shown a second yellow card for what was interpreted as a handball and felt aggrieved the decision could not be overturned.

“We are talking about if we can appeal but it’s the rules you cannot appeal two yellow cards,” he added.

“Fernando did not touch the ball with his hand and the referee made a mistake.

This rule is very silly. I am going to lose the player for the next game because the possibility does not exist for an appeal in this situation.

I cannot change the rules but it is a very stupid rule and that is it.”