Hodgson - Spurs have advantage

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Fulham boss Roy Hodgson knows Tottenham are now in pole position to reach the FA Cup semi-finals.

Cottagers boss frustrated that side could not snatch a winner

Fulham manager Roy Hodgson knows that Tottenham are now in pole position to reach the FA Cup semi-finals following their 0-0 draw at Craven Cottage. The London rivals played out a quarter-final stalemate on Saturday evening and will now meet again at White Hart Lane in a couple of weeks. Hodgson believes the draw was a fair result, but is frustrated his side could not snatch a win and that Spurs now have the upper hand. "I'm only the more disappointed because it was a home game and the advantage now passes over to Tottenham because they will be at home for the replay," he said. "We're pretty evenly matched and I'm disappointed we couldn't get the goal that would have put us through.


"We were close at the end, but, on the basis of the play, 0-0 was a fair result, although it was anything other than a dull cup tie because of the quality and commitment on show. "The atmosphere was magnificent. I'm pleased we didn't lose as that would have been a bitter disappointment." Hodgson was unhappy with the state of the pitch at Craven Cottage and revealed it will be re-laid over the summer. "The chairman is keen to invest in a new pitch. We badly need it because this one has been going a while," he said. "By this stage of winter it gets bare and uneven and that doesn't help ball control. We need a proper pitch, there will be no temporary solution."

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