Date: 28th April 2018 at 10:19am
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And the race for that all-important second automatic promotion place goes to the wire after Fulham took the three points available in the home fixture against Sunderland.

It was a game that saw the return of the former Fulham player and manager, Chris Coleman, to his former stomping ground, albeit in charge of a troubled Sunderland Football Club who, sadly, are on a downward spiral.

Following the game both managers gave their obligator interviews to the media, with Slavisa remarking to the BBC

“You can see how complicated this competition is. We wanted to control the situation but didn’t attack enough and take risks.

“In the second half we started to move the ball better and there was a big difference with our passing.

“We can talk about our character and our confidence.

“I am not going to watch the Cardiff game. I have different plans.”

I don’t blame Slavisa for not watching the Cardiff game, there’s nothing he can do to influence the result.

The Fulham support will also be hoping that the game, last night, will be the last at Craven Cottage this season, with the supporters enjoying an automatic promotion party next Sunday at Birmingham, with those thoughts in mind, Slavisa had this to say on Twitter:

As for Chris Coleman, his return to Craven Cottage didn’t go as he’d hoped although his Sunderland side did give a good account of themselves.

Speaking to the media after the game, Chris had this to say, to the BBC

“Slav has done a big job so it was always going to be tough. I thought tonight our performance deserved something, we didn’t deserve nothing.

“Their second goal was a yard offside and it’s not even a hard call for the linesman to call that and we should have had a penalty in the first half.

“We need those big calls and simple calls because, when they go against you, everyone starts thinking ‘Oh Sunderland always get bad calls’ and we start feeling sorry for ourselves.”

It’s easy to see where Chris is coming from, his side didn’t get the rub of the green last night and Fulham could quite easily have entered the interval trailing 2-0.

But, these kinds of things happen when your luck is out, don’t they!

COYW’s