Date: 22nd January 2017 at 11:12am
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Following a highly entertaining West London derby, one that ended with both clubs taking a point apiece, both managers spoke to the media.

The Queens Park Rangers manager, Ian Holloway, wasn`t too endeared with the referee, Keith Stroud, remarking,

‘I didn’t think it (the early penalty awarded to Fulham) was fair. How can the referee give them a penalty like that?

‘I’ve never seen anything quite as embarrassing in my life to be honest. Am I allowed to say that? Yeah, because I can.

‘I thought it was soft to say the least and maybe some of our lads are too honest. That’s never a penalty in my book.

‘We’re all standing here on the side being judged and hopefully Mr Stroud will be too because that was an awful performance from a referee.’

Holloway courting an FA Charge there perhaps?

As for Slavisa Jokanovic, the Fulham boss had this to say,

‘At the start of the game we made a few mistakes and after we made another mistake, they scored a goal.

‘In these conditions with a tight pitch, we found it hard to move the ball and they closed the space well. In the second half, we injected a bit more pace and moved it better.”

And as for the situation regarding penalties where it looks an impossible task for Fulham to score one against Queens Park Rangers, having now missed three against Queens Park Rangers this season, Jokanovic further added,

‘Missing penalties is part of the game, but it’s not an especially normal situation is you shoot eight times and miss six.

‘It’s strange, but we have to be calm and believe we will score the next time. Shooting in training and in games are two completely different situations.

‘But, Chris Martin showed incredible character to score towards the end of the game and I’m sure he’ll be the person to take a penalty next time.’

Well let`s hope he scores the next one.