MARTIN Jol admits he was relieved to see his Fulham side avoid an upset at Burton Albion last night.
The Whites were minutes away from tumbling out of the Capital One Cup, only for sub Hugo Rodallega to spare their blushes and force penalties after a 2-2 draw at the Pirelli Stadium.
David Stockdale's save from Jack Dyer proved the difference in the shoot-out as John Arne Riise fired Fulham to a 5-4 win on spot-kicks.
"It could have been a bad night for us," said Jol. "The crowd smelt blood but it turned out nice in the end.
"We put a strong side out because we wanted to win the tie. In England the lower league sides make it difficult for you, and they made it difficult for us.
"We had all the play for about 78-80 minutes but then towards the end and in extra time they had their spell.
"But I am pleased with the resilience of my squad, they showed that they wanted to get through.”
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