Dickson Etuhu believes that Fulham were unlucky not to take at least a point from their match with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, after a controversial call from the referee resulted in a penalty not being awarded late on.
Spurs were leading 2-1 when Kyle Walker appeared to handle the ball in the penalty area, but the referee turned down appeals from Fulham players before Jermain Defoe capitalised at the other end to secure victory.
And Etuhu believes that the Cottagers, who dominated possession and had over double the attempts on target to Spurs, could have won if luck had been on their side.
“We were robbed. I thought we were the better team but didn't get the luck,” Etuhu said.
“The handball incident was ridiculous. I had a word with the ref but he said he didn't see, and that if it was then he's sorry. If we got the penalty it would've been a tight game. But this is the Premier League and you get punished.
“We're doing the right things and are heading in the right direction and I'm sure we'll start creeping up the table soon.”
Fulham are currently just one point from the relegation zone, and are desperately looking to get back into at least mid-table.
But the side have had a more difficult start to the season than most, juggling a Europa League campaign alongside their Barclays Premier League matches.
The Cottagers now prepare to face Sunderland after the international break, followed by Arsenal and FC Twente.