MARTIN Jol reckons Fulham's battling display deserved a point as they slipped to defeat against Arsenal.
The Whites played 80 minutes a man short after Steve Sidwell was sent-off early on, but were unfortunate not to earn a share of the spoils as Per Mertesacker's first-half goal earned the visitors victory.
“I feel that if you look at their chances with the ball players they've got – they had a shot blocked from Santi Cazorla, a shot wide in the final seconds but I can't remember a lot of other chances [for Arsenal],” said boss Jol.
“If you see the possibilities we had, especially in the first half on the break, we had a few perfect plays in that scenario, and then in the last 10 minutes we could substitute people and try to get something out of it, and I felt we deserved something out of it.
Fulham fell to 11 th in the table after the defeat, but they are still nine points clear of the drop zone with four games to go.
And Jol thinks they have done enough to avoid relegation.
He added: “Wigan and Aston Villa have got a big hill to climb, so I don't know but it is not what we want.
“We want to pick up a few results and get nearer to 50 points.
“It is a heavy schedule, but after today's results it will be difficult to pick up these points.”
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