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Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic feels Cardiff could now be ‘under the pressure’

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic feels Cardiff could now be ‘under the pressure’

Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic believes the pressure has shifted onto Cardiff after his side moved up to second in the Championship with a 2-1 win over relegated Sunderland.

Aleksandar Mitrovic’s 76th-minute header completed the Cottagers’ comeback win after Lucas Piazon had cancelled out Joel Asoro’s opening goal.

The win lifted Fulham two points above Cardiff, cheap nfl wholesale jerseys who play Hull on Saturday, and means the race for automatic promotion will now go to the final day.

And while Jokanovic maintains the Welsh outfit still hold the upper hand, he was satisfied his team had made life as difficult as possible for their rivals.

He said: “This is a crucial stage in the Championship but I don’t expect there to be this pressure in the next game.14

“Now it’s the turn of Cardiff and we are waiting to see if they are under the pressure. Now the ball is in a different court.

“I don’t know if they are under pressure or not under pressure. It’s not under my control. The situation is still in Cardiff’s control. If they win two games, we cannot do anything.

He said: “I was pleased with the performance. I was pleased with our guys but I was bitterly disappointed with the officials. Fulham are a good team and don’t need any help, but they got some help tonight.

 

“It should have been a penalty. It wasn’t even a tough call. And the second one is a yard offside and it’s right in line with the linesman. And I thought it was in real time.

“We haven’t been relegated because of referees,wholesale jerseys cheap nfl we’ve been relegated because we aren’t good enough. But you want a bit of help.”

Coleman drew positives from the performance but admitted his rebuilding plans for next season cannot be put in place while the future ownership of the club is in doubt.

He said: “There is definitely a core to work with. But again until we know who’s going to come in and say ‘here we go’ we don’t know what we can do. We’re a League One side and we have to build a team to get promotion.”