Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic was left to rue Middlesbrough's instant reaction to Aboubakar Kamara's goal this afternoon.
The striker looked to have won all three points for the Whites at Craven Cottage with a brilliant header at the back post.
However, the lead lasted no more than 120 seconds as Cyrus Christie found the bottom corner to ensure Boro went back to the north-east with a point.
Post-match, the Fulham boss, who is now without Floyd Ayite due to injury, felt his team deserved maximum points.
"I felt we should have won, but in the end we drew. What we deserved or what we didn't deserve isn't important," he said.
"I can't be satisfied with the result. We performed well and created chances, we dominated the game.
"We scored an important goal in that moment, and in the end I don't know how many chances we had on target but we had around 20 chances and didn't finish it off today.
"We took a risk, kept on creating chances and scored the goal, and I thought our defence did well against Bamford and Assombalonga, but we weren't solid in the end and didn't clear the ball for their goal.
"It was the only moment in the game where Middlesbrough brought so many people in our box and put us under pressure which we didn't survive.
"We have been unlucky with injuries and now have lost Floyd Ayite, so we have to find a solution for the next game.
"In the end it's disappointing for us when we played a good game. Up until 88 minutes I can not fault or complain about my team's ambition.
"But it's not the first time this has happened to us, it's a similar story."
Fulham were the better side in the first period and created a number of chances, but they struggled to convert, with Rui Fonte hardly in the game up front.
Kamara came on for Stefan Johansen in the second half as Jokanovic looked to be bold and go for the win.
And it nearly paid off. But slack defending allowed the visitors to steal a point when it looked ever so unlikely.
"At the end of the day it's about the results and how many games you're going to win, it's not about the statistical side of the game," said Jokanovic.
"In my opinion, we are close to our best level, but with this level we are still not winning the games.
"We took a risk and took off a midfielder and went on to score today, we put Middlesbrough under stress but it wasn't enough and we need a solution.
"That is to keep going and be brave and push on. The situation killed us today in what was a very important period of the game.
"We had to be focused and solid and don't lose the points. We are going to depend on the players who were on the pitch to improve the situation in our box.
"My players showed great ambition and desire, but if you give teams a chance in this period to equalise, it will become so complicated for us to win games."