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Defeat Was Harsh Says Parker

Defeat Was Harsh Says Parker

Fulham caretaker boss Scott Parker felt a draw would have been a fair result as Chelsea left Craven Cottage with a 2-1 win. Goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Jorginho ensured Chelsea inflicted a losing start on Parker.

The decisive goal came just three minutes after Calum Chambers had equalised, while Kepa made fine saves to twice deny Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Ryan Sessegnon thought he had earned a crucial point, but the stoppage-time effort was ruled out for offside. “He looked offside, to be fair,” Parker admitted. “It’s minimal, but it’s the right call.


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On the run of play second half, maybe speaking with my heart before analysing it, 2-2 would have been a fair result. “That’s how I felt: a disallowed goal, the keeper’s pulled off a couple of world-class saves.” Parker felt the supporters got behind his team after a disconnect under Claudio Ranieri, and he acknowledges Fulham’s likely relegation will provoke questions.

He added: “You go from the best league in the world to the Championship, so there will be some restructuring, but that’s probably a conversation to have at the end of the season.” Fulham are now 10 points adrift of safety with nine games to go.

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