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Marco Silva slammed both Fulham’s finishing and the officials after his side were held to a 1-1 draw by Bristol City at Ashton Gate this afternoon.

The visitors created a succession of second half chances but were punished for their lack of ruthlessness in front of goal when Kasey Palmer cancelled out Aleksandar Mitrovic’s opener. The Fulham boss was furious that the goal stood – suggesting that the hosts’ equaliser was clearly offside – but believed his team should still have done enough to return to winning ways.

He told his post-match press conference:

“The first thing we must do is score goals to win football matches. We need some luck with referee decisions because today it was key for the result.

“In the first half we were not at the pace and intensity that we should be playing football. We made a couple of changes and you saw the difference, we tried to attack and started creating chances.

“We were winning the game. In this moment, we created so many chances, we must score the second and third to kill the game, but and we didn’t score. It’s important for us to be calmer and finalise the action – be more relaxed when making decisions and show more quality because we worked on ways to arrive in those positions. It’s difficult, but something we’ll keep working on to improve.

“I respect Bristol City. They are a dangerous team. Unfortunately, we didn’t score more goals and the linesman gave a goal to them that was not a normal goal. Unfortunately for us, it is one metre offside, a clear offside. It’s difficult for me to understand because it’s clear. Football is like that unfortunately.”