Hodgson rues missed chances
Roy Hodgson was disappointed Fulham could not finish Burnley off as both sides shared the spoils.
By Hayley Paterson
Last Updated: 13/12/09 11:39am
Roy Hodgson was disappointed his Fulham side could not finish Burnley off in the first-half as both sides shared the spoils.
Damian Duff, Erik Nevland and Clint Dempsey all spurned good chances to kill the game off for the Cottagers at Turf Moor.
The away side could have been up two up in the opening minutes when Duff sent his lob wide of the post and Nevland's near-post effort was parried away by Brian Jensen.
However, the Fulham chief paid credit to a hard-working Burnley side and said he was satisfied with an away point.
"All credit to Burnley, they worked very hard and pushed players forward in the second-half," Hodgson told Sky Sports.
"They went to a 4-2-4 and it brought them the equaliser so I can't be too dissatisfied.
"If anything, we were the team that probably could have won this game today - we had two magnificent chances in the first five minutes.
"We caused them plenty of problems with our attacking play and I thought that we were more than good value for the point.
"It's not an easy place to come and we know how good they are here at Turf Moor so maybe one shouldn't be too disappointed."
Bobby Zamora silenced his critics with a superb opener for Fulham in the 50th minute, however Wade Elliott soon equalised 10 minutes later when he sweetly struck a volley past Mark Schwarzer.
And the Fulham boss was full of praise for his main striker who has been tipped to feature in Fabio Capello's England squad for next year's World Cup.
Hodgson added: "He was strong enough and composed enough to hold the defender at bay and finish with an excellent right foot shot.
"I've always thought once he starts scoring, he'd score lots of goals."