Date: 2nd January 2017 at 5:18pm
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Fulham slipped to defeat this afternoon against a Brighton side that are on an unbeaten 18-game run.

Slavisa Jokanovic will rue the moment when the former Fulham goalkeeper, David Stockdale, kept out a penalty from Stefan Johansen in the fifteenth minute. The spot-kick had been awarded after the Brighton defender, Bruno, had been penalised for handball.

Going 1-0 up from the spot-kick would have been just reward for Fulham who dominated the first half but entered the half-time break with nothing to show for it.

The second half saw Fulham go-ahead when Lucas Piazon collected the ball after some neat football around the edge of the box and steered the ball past Stockdale into the corner of the net.

If Fulham hadn`t of missed that first-half penalty a 2-0 lead would, most probably, have seen them go on to win the game.

As it happened Brighton were to put in an improved performance in the second half and the south-coast side were to level through a spot-kick of their own.

It came when Tomer Hemed made no mistake from the spot, beating David Button. Fulham, reeling from losing the lead, conceded a second goal a minute later when Lewis Dunk scored.

The win sends Brighton back to the top of the Championship table and leaves Fulham in down in tenth place six points adrift of the promotion play-off places.