Friday 20 April 2018

Jol feeling the heat

FULHAM 1 CARDIFF 2

Matt McGeehan

Fulham boss Martin Jol insisted he understands the frustration of fans calling for his head but warned against a managerial change at Craven Cottage after Cardiff inflicted another home defeat on the beleaguered Dutchman.

Jordon Mutch's stoppage-time strike earned Cardiff a first away win since their top-flight return and there were jeers directed at Jol at the final whistle.

Fulham have one point from their last seven home matches in the Premier League. "I'll always be calm, but I hate it when people are getting worried and nervous, especially when they ask a manager to quit," Jol said.

"If we are bottom of the table at the end of the season it's not about me, because I won't be here, it's about the club and I don't want to see this club at the bottom of the table."

Fulham left Steven Caulker unmarked to head in Cardiff's opener and desperate defending played a part in Mutch's winner, well struck though it was. Bryan Ruiz had equalised before the interval.

Malky Mackay described his side's performance as dominant: "I think we got our just rewards in the end. We deserved to win the game."

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