Jan 13 2013 By Yann Tear
MARTIN Jol conceded he was missing Clint Dempsey's goals as his team failed to protect a slender advantage against Wigan Athletic on Saturday.
Giorgos Karagounis bagged his first Premier League goal for the club - following his FA Cup strike the week before - but ex Chelsea man Franco Di Santo earned the Latics a share of the spoils.
"It's much the same story," said the Fulham boss. "You're 1-0 up and you need another goal. When you can't score another goal, you look vulnerable.
"We've got quality and that will pull us through, but in the end, you have to score two goals. Last year more often than not - with Clint Dempsey getting a lot of winners - was decisive. This year, 1-0 most of the time isn't.
"It was almost the same as against Southampton [on Boxing Day].when we were 1-0 up and didn't score again and they scored an equaliser."
Jol added: "Of course it's easier said than done that if you're 1-0 up, you still have to dominate the game, but we had a little trouble to contain them and they had these litle players in the pockets.
"We could have nicked it at the end, but they could have won it as well, because they were the better team in the second half."