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AWAY VERDICT: JOKANOVIC SATISFIED WITH FULHAM PERFORMANCE

2 February 2017

FULHAM manager Slavisa Jokanovic was pleased with the way that his team performed in their 2-0 win over Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium.

Goals from Stefan Johansen and former Brewers loanee Scott Malone secured victory for the play-off chasing Cottagers, who are now just three points off the top six.

Jokanovic admitted that his team had failed to make their possession count in the first half, but praised his side for breaking down Nigel Clough’s side in the second half.

“I can be satisfied with our performance; we tried to play with our style, we moved the ball for our side and the other side [Burton] created the chances to be honest in the opening 45 minutes. Burton were close all the way, we had possession of the ball but we didn’t create so much, unfortunately.

“We tried a little bit more to open the field in the second half and we scored an early goal at the beginning of the second half and it started being easier to win the game.”

The Brewers have now lost their last five home games and will be looking to halt their poor form on their own patch when they take on Paul Lambert’s Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, knowing that a win could take them above Bristol City and into 20th place.

Fulham are ninth in the league, but have the best goal difference of any side outside the top two. Jokanovic’s side could move into the play-offs with a win over out-of-form Birmingham City, who they travel to face on Saturday. 


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