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Jol slams Fulham after Reading defeat

4 May 2013 19:56

Fulham boss Martin Jol has criticised his side after they were soundly beaten by relegated Reading at Craven Cottage on Saturday.

The hosts showed spirit to battle back when 2-0 and 3-1 down. but were ultimately undone by poor defensive play and went down 4-2, something which angered the Dutchman.

Jol said: "The first half was not good enough by our standards.

"We wanted to

take the initiative. We gave away easy and cheap goals and we have to

change that. Although they played better we were still in it."

After the defeat, Fulham sit in 11th place in the Premier League but are just five points off Wigan, who occupy the final relegation place and Jol warned his side they are not safe in the Premier League just yet.

The remaining two Premier League fixtures for Fulham this season see Jol's men entertain Liverpool and travel to Swansea and he believes that his side need to secure more points if they are to avoid the drop.

He explained: "We haven't been that good recently since getting the 40

points. Today Reading was the game to gain something and get safe.

"We

have to get some more points. We said our goal difference was probably a

point but that has changed in the last few weeks so we need a couple

more points."

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2 - 4

Competition
Premier League
Date
4 May 2013
Game week
36
Kick-off
16:00
Half-time
0 - 1
Full-time
2 - 4
Venue
Craven Cottage (London)
Attendance
24087

Goals

0 - 1
0 - 2
B. Ruiz 70'
(assist by H. Rodallega) 
1 - 2
1 - 3
75' A. Le Fondre
 (assist by J. Karacan)
B. Ruiz 77'
(assist by A. Kačaniklić) 
2 - 3
2 - 4
83' J. Karacan
 (assist by A. Le Fondre)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
4 27'
28
3
5
27
14
33 87'
16
9
11 70' 77'
Coach: M. Jol

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
20
15
31
12
18
25
38
# Player Bookings
9 75'
30
29
5
10
23
41

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05:24
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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 18 +27 45
2 18 +24 42
3 18 +14 35
4 18 +17 32
5 18 +8 31
6 18 +10 30
7 18 +0 30
8 18 +4 28
9 18 -2 25
10 18 -7 23
11 18 -4 22
12 18 -1 21
13 18 -11 20
14 18 -11 19
15 18 -8 17
16 18 -13 17
17 18 -7 16
18 18 -10 15
19 18 -15 15
20 18 -15 10

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