Marco Silva slammed his Fulham side for completely switching off in the second half as Bournemouth came from behind to claim a crucial three points at Dean Court this afternoon.

The Whites looked in complete command when Andreas Pereira finished a flowing move to put them in front on sixteen minutes, but a sloppy start to the second half was compounded by a wonderful leveller from Cherries’ substitute Marcus Tavernier before Dominic Solanke stabbed home the winner with ten minutes to go.

A furious Silva told FFCTV after the final whistle:

“Everything went wrong [in the second half] – that is the answer. We had a good week to prepare, even without players because of internationals. We prepared well, the plan was clear and our first half showed that. The players stuck with the plan. They showed the courage, the braveness and the quality to do it. The first half was so good, it was a lack of killer instinct. When you are so much better than the other time, we should try more and show more desire to score a second goal to give us more confidence and make them more uncomfortable in that moment.

In the second half, we prepared for a reaction – even with the two changes that we saw they were going to do – and we started by completing switching off. At this level, you cannot do ten or fifteen minutes like we did. Everytime we won the ball, we gave it away. We didn’t give the value that we normally do to the ball. We didn’t take good questions. When these type of things happen, they start to believe. They start to play around our box every time and a great finish from Tavernier to equalise, but even before they had a big chance.

After that moment, they get the momentum. We balanced the game a little bit more, but we were not ourselves. We are punished by the way we started the second half, we completely switch off, and the second goal is a good example. The way we were sloppy in that moment: we were punished by that.”