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Jol frustrated by lack of goals

last updated Monday 17th October 2011, 10:19 AM

Fulham manager Martin Jol
Fulham manager
Martin Jol
Martin Jol
Fulham manager Martin Jol admitted it had not been easy for Fulham after they went down to two late goals at Stoke.

After a first half of few chances, the game opened up more in the second period and Jon Walters broke the deadlock with ten minutes remaining.

Rory Delap then made sure of the win with a header on 87 minutes to condemn the Cottagers to defeat.

Jol said "I think we started off brightly. The first 20 minutes we kept the ball, we could play.

It's not easy, a lot of teams have problems here, but I don't think we had a big problem. The only thing is you need to score a goal, because you always know that they are capable of scoring from set pieces.

"And that is why we lost this game, because we didn't score. We had a few chances, but if your aim is a nil-nil draw, you have to do your bit for 90 minutes, not just 80."

"Before the game we said the grass was high, maybe it's one of their tactics but it didn't help them because we did well.

"After that we tried to fight them and contain them instead of playing our own style but it was not easy today, you know.

He added he would have settled for a draw from the game before Stoke scored.

"We didn't play well enough to win this game so it was always until the 80th minute a draw would have been a fine result but then it wasn't to be."

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