MARTIN JOL admitted satisfaction at getting back to winning ways was tempered slightly by the discomfort Norwich caused his side in the second half.
The Whites led 2-0 at the break and appeared in no danger of allowing the Canaries back into the game. But they ended up sitting deeper and deeper as City pressed high up the picth and they were left hanging on after the visitors pulled a goal back 13 minutes from time.
“I have to say I have mixed feelings, because the first half we were well prepared for them and started off well, but the second half they changed their formation and then forced us to go back,” said Fulham's manager.
“We couldn't get out of our half any more, we couldn't hold onto the ball and even when we went into their half five or six times, we gave it away.
“If you play in our box all the time, you give the opposition more chances to create and that is why we want to play in the other half
“But if you have to defend, you have to defend, and I was very pleased in the end, although we didn't play in our style second half. I think our defenders did tremendously well.”