Slavisa Jokanovic thinks Fulham were hard done by against Sheffield Wednesday

Date published: Saturday 19th November 2016 6:07

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Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic thinks his side were denied all three points against Sheffield Wednesday after Stefan Johansen saw shouts for a first half penalty waved away in a 1-1 Craven Cottage draw.

The Fulham midfielder appeared to have been pulled back in the area by Jack Hunt before Scott Malone’s last minute goal eventually cancelled out Fernando Forestieri’s goal.

Jokanovic said afterwards: “It was one situation in the Sheffield Wednesday box where one player pulled the shirt of Stefan Johansen. I saw this situation and everyone in the stadium saw this.

“It must be some kind of change of rules. The rules say it is clearly a penalty.

“They explained the change of rules. If they talk about this situation and then do not point to the penalty spot, I didn’t hear very well.

“I don’t want to be funny but it is a big mistake in a very dangerous moment for us. People care about important decisions.”

Jokanovic believed the result, achieved thanks to Malone’s half-volley, proves his Fulham side are improving.

“It was a fair result, we played very well and I’m really satisfied with some parts of the game,” he said.

“We did not surrender in any moment. They played the better football and closer to three points.

“If we had played this game last year we would have lost 3-0.

“We did not offer our best performance but it was a small step where we are learning to compete.”

Opposite number Carlos Carvalhal was happy despite the lack goal denying his side who appeared on course for three points thanks to a fine Forestieri goal.

“We performed very well,” he said. “Their team are in good shape, had won the last game 5-0 here and were in good momentum.

“We scored one goal and probably should have killed the game.

“We expected Fulham to press in the second half. In counter-attack we could have killed the game.

“We are not happy with the scoreline, we deserved more. We felt we achieved one point but lost two.

“I’m very happy with the team and the personality we showed. The Fulham fans will realise just how tough a team Sheffield Wednesday are.

“The team performed very well. I felt most of them hit their best level. I said Fernando was back before the game as I know my players. Fernando is a player we need like this and the real Fernando like last season.”

Wednesday suffered injury to Gary Hooper, who was forced off in the second half.

“Hooper will have a scan, let’s see, it seems like a muscular problem but we will analyse him,” added Carvalhal. “We don’t know at the moment.”

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