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Scott Parker bemoaned Fulham’s powerpuff finishing as the Whites dominated in-form West Ham tonight at Craven Cottage but failed to find a winner.

The Fulham boss was pleased with his team’s desire and organisation but familiar failings in the forward areas left his side having to console themselves with a point as they equalled a club record run of eight consecutive home top flight games without a win. Parker told his post-match press conference:

“We were superb from start to finish. Build-up, the way we played, I thought the players executed very well how we wanted to cause them problems today. We probably just came up a little bit short in the final area, in the box, when you need to put the ball in the back of the net.

“I think it was 20 shots overall, two on target. I don’t think you can dominate a game as much as we dominated a Premier League game today and not win it. Obviously we do sit here with a draw, but I’m very proud of my team, proud of the way they played.

If you were a neutral watching this game, and this isn’t me being disrespectful to West Ham or David in any way because they’ve been absolutely fantastic this year, but if you were a neutral watching that game I don’t think you’d come away after 90 minutes thinking that we were a team that’s fighting for our lives, or that we’re a downbeat team. I think totally the opposite.”

Parker admitted that another failure to find the net – the Whites have scored just seventeen Premier League goals all season – was a concern, but insisted his players would be working hard to solve the problem at Motspur Park tomorrow.

“Of course it’s a concern, it’s been a concern for a little while now, and we understand that. It’s a team and a group that have evolved massively, and we’ve taken some huge steps. The next challenge and the next step in this division, for a young team, a team that are developing, is the most important bit.

“We all understand the most important bit, that’s why forwards get the most money. It’s the difference in games, and we just fall a bit short. I’d be much more concerned if we weren’t creating the chances. We’re creating ample chances, we’re getting to the edge of the box very, very well, we’re just not managing to convert them at the moment. And it’s hard work again tomorrow morning, let’s keep working on it, let’s keep working on our technique of finishing, let’s keep working on our decision making.”