Hodgson: A Bitter Pill To Swallow

Last updated : 01 November 2008 By Sam
Fulham twice hit the woodwork in the game at Goodison Park but were undone by the hosts substitute and former Fulham striker Louis Saha who came off the bench to score the only goal of the game just three minutes from the end of normal time.

"It's always tough to lose in the last five minutes and we missed two very good chances through Zoltan Gera and Bobby Zamora," Fulham boss Hodgson said after the 1-0 defeat.

"It was a cruel fate. We had players around the ball and could have got closer to the cross I thought, but it was good movement in the box from Saha.

"When your team do well you should be congratulated on getting something from the game - even if it's only a draw.

"To go away with another odd-goal defeat is a bitter pill to swallow."