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Fulham boss admits he got first half wrong against Charlton - and explains what he did next

Whites gaffer lives up to the cliche game of two halves as his side topple struggling Addicks - eventually

Changes: Slavisa Jokanovic

Slavisa Jokanovic has shouldered the blame for Fulham’s poor first half showing despite an emphatic 3-0 win over Charlton at Craven Cottage.

The Fulham head coach earned his second win in charge thanks to a double from Tom Cairney and a Michael Madl header from a corner.

But the Cottagers were looking vulnerable in an end-to-end first half, and Jokanovic has taken the blame for his decision-making.

He said: “It's a good win for us, we scored three goals, we kept a clean sheet and we scored from set-pieces and we found a good balance in the game.

“The bad news, and it is my responsibility, is in the first half the organisation meant there was no structure in my team. I tried Tom (Cairney) playing through the middle of the pitch, but I wasn't very happy with it.

Aim, fire: Tom Cairney scores against Charlton

“It was my fault, I killed my full-backs, nobody could connect with them but Charlton counter-attacked well many times.”

The Whites have now picked up two wins from three - with last weekend’s 3-1 derby victory over QPR at Loftus Road followed up with a heavy 3-0 defeat at Blackburn.

And the result gave Fulham a pivotal boost in their bid to fend off relegation from the Championship, moving up to 18th in the process.

And Jokanovic insists the Whites have enough about them to secure survival.

He said: “We scored the goal but I wasn't very happy and I changed the structure and I the second half I went a little bit different and we found a balance and played better than the first 45 minutes.

“It is simplified where we are now. I am not in a panic and I'm not pessimistic, we have enough good players to win the games but right now I'm only thinking about Tuesday night and that is to win the game.

“We are focused on that.”

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