Football can be both a wonderful and also a cruel game.
Yesterday, at Turf Moor, we went through the whole range of emotions.
Knowing, as we continue our fight to retain our Premier League status, we had to get something against fellow relegation candidates, Burnley, Fulham got off to the perfect start.
With just two minutes gone, Andre Schurrle scored a wonderful goal, giving the spartan travelling support hope that the side could hang on and claim that crucial first away win of the season.
But it wasn’t to be.
Lady Luck was obviously not on our side as in the space of three minutes Fulham scored not one, but two own goals, through Joe Bryan and Denis Odoi.
It kind of summed up our season perfectly, only Fulham could slip to defeat against a side that didn’t, throughout the complete ninety minutes, muster a single shot on target.
Naturally, in talking to the media and as reported by the BBC, Claudio Ranieri was hugely disappointed with the outcome, remarking:
“Football is fantastic. We deserved more but that’s football.
“They had three chances and scored two own goals. We are alive, we never give up and we continue to fight.
“I am satisfied with our performance. We knew it would be a battle, they won so they are right and we are wrong.”
In winning in the manner they did, Burnley became the first side since August 2003 to win a Premier League game without actually having a shot on target.
But, perhaps the biggest worry for Fulham supporters is that there is now a 5-point gap between ourselves and safety, a huge gap when all you’ve accumulated all season are 14-points.
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