Date: 16th August 2015 at 8:47pm
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Kit Symons said, in his post-match press conference, that Fulham had been caught by ‘a classic sucker punch’ as the Whites slipped to an injury-time defeat against Brighton on Saturday.

Symons admitted that Brighton were the better side in the first half at Craven Cottage on Saturday however he was still left somewhat aggrieved by the 2-1 defeat suffered by Fulham, who despite being second best in the opening 45-minutes could have still been ahead at the break.

Sam Baldock had scored for Brighton to put them ahead but a thumping Tom Cairney just before the break made it one-all, but for the post it could have been Fulham ahead from Matt Smith’s effort, with Symons saying.

‘In the first half we were poor, they were the better team, we rode our luck and were lucky to go in at 1-1 but saying that we could have gone it at 2-1 because Matty (Smith) hit the post.’

The only side looking likely to win the game, in the eyes of the Fulham boss in the second half though, were the hosts until that sucker punch.

‘We were much better in the second and were the only team who were going to win it. They made changes to shore it up and take a point but we got caught with a classic sucker-punch.’

It’s a penalty, for a Shaun Hutchinson’s foul on Kazenga LuaLua, that’s not always given as a one however Symons accepted this award, and then conversion of it by Tomer Hemed to win it for Albion, but he added he wasn’t pleased with the defending leading up to this.

‘I have seen the penalty back a few times and it’s very difficult to call. Possibly the initial contact was just outside but he is travelling at pace and it’s quite hard to tell even stopping and rewinding it back from a couple of different angles, it’s hard to tell.

‘I have no arguments with the award of the penalty but I have a few arguments with the defending that gave it away.’

We quickly dust ourselves down and go again!