Feb 2 2013 By Yann Tear
MARTIN Jol said his team's performance against Manchester United was one of of their best at Craven Cottage this season - even if it did end in defeat.
Thde Whites were beaten by a late Wayne Rooney strike, but gave it their all and had chances to get something off the league leaders.
“I thought this was one of our best performances at home this year - we were very good and organised," said the Fulham boss.
"We had a lot of players who have played all these games in the last few weeks and still we looked fresh and energetic. I thought we did ever so well.
"“I thought we could have scored that vital goal, but we didn’t and they needed a mistake to score their goal."
Jol added: "In the first 10 minutes they were good, but in this period we could have scored as well.
"Sometimes you need something out of nothing like Rooney did in the second half and we were lacking that. I have to be honest, he was always the problem for us – we kept him quiet but then he scored a goal."
Speaking about the enforced break because of floodlight failure before half time, Jol said "What I feared was maybe when you come back on for three minutes you lack a bit of concentration and end up conceding a goal. I thought we did well to get the lights on, usually it takes longer.”