Draw leaves Jol frustrated

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Fulham manager Martin Jol was frustrated with Sunday's 1-1 draw against Blackburn and believes the lack of cutting edge cost them.

Fulham edged first-half proceedings but fell behind to a moment of magic from Ruben Rochina, who launched an unstoppable 18-yard drive in the 32nd minute. The home side equalised six minutes later through Bobby Zamora's own inspired moment and Jol was disappointed that his side could not find a winner.

"It was frustrating," he said. "It was similar to the (goalless draw) against Villa, especially the second half. We deserved three points from that game and today it was probably the same."

He added: "More and more nowadays in football for example you see Liverpool yesterday with 70 or 75% possession and still lose the game so that can happen.

"It is not easy to play in their half and we did that.

"We tried to do that in the first half but couldn't because we were a bit sloppy in midfield and everybody was bombing forward. And of course the style of this club is to try and play attractive football and in the second half that certainly happened."

Blackburn looked sturdy at Craven Cottage despite losing David Dunn and Christopher Samba to calf and back injuries respectively.

In addition, Junior Hoillet was concussed in a stoppage-time collision with Mark Schwarzer and Rovers manager Steve Kean was surprised not to see the latter sent off.

"I think just the way he spun and fell," he said. "He's got three or four stitches on the side of his head and was out for a few minutes, so he's concussed.

"It was quite a nasty challenge. I was expecting him to send him off."

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Mark Schwarzer
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