Date: 2nd November 2013 at 6:51pm
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Another defeat sees Fulham nervously looking over their shoulders at that relegation trap-door.

Today we were hoping that we could give Manchester United a run for their money and grab a point or three.

As it turns out we surrendered any chances we had of doing so by conceding three quick-fire goals in the first twenty-off minutes, meaning we had a mountain to climb we never looked like doing so.

But to do it against a team of the class of Manchester United was nothing short of criminal.

United, in the first half, just destroyed us by moving the ball, out of defence at speed and slicing through our rear-guard.

Valencia scored the first, on nine minutes, Van Persie added a second on twenty minutes and Rooney netted a third shortly after.

United were so comfortable they were able to take three players off at half time to ensure any niggling injuries didn`t worsen.

With the game won, United took their foot off the gas and Fulham tried to get back into it, but there was only brief hope when Kacaniklic, on as a substitute, fired in a cross that Rooney spooned into his own goal.

Speaking about the loss, Martin Jol had this to say about the defeat,

‘We gave the game away in the first half, they cut through us like a knife through butter and that was a horrendous scenario but we showed energy and character in second half.’

We may have done but it was all too little too late and with a trip to Anfield waiting for us next week these are anxious times for the Craven Cottage faithful.