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Hughes: Poor finishing cost us

01 January 2011 08:30
Fulham manager Mark Hughes lamented his side's finishing following their 1-0 defeat to Spurs. Gareth Bale grabbed the only goal of the game when he reacted brilliantly to flick Rafael van der Vaart's free-kick strike past a wrong-footed Mark Schwarzer three minutes before half-time. Although Michael Dawson had to clear off his own line, Fulham were, once again, made to pay for a lack of cutting edge in the absence of injured striker Bobby Zamora as the pressure they piled on Spurs came to nothing in the second half. Hughes said: "In the last six or seven games, I think we've been arguably the best team in all those games and we've only picked up one win. "Once again, we've come here, we've come to the in-form side, a team that's absolutely flying at the moment, and we've made it really difficult for them, and they're hanging on at the end. "We had one kicked off the line, a few scrambles. You just need that little modicum of luck that enables games to change and obviously goals always change games."

Source: PA