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The Dutchman has rued Papiss Cisse's late strike at St James' Park after an "almost perfect" first-half display appeared to contain the Magpies and frustrate the home supporters

Fulham manager Martin Jol has rued Papiss Cisse's last-gasp winner for Newcastle United, insisting his side deserved at least a point.

The Senegal international scored a stoppage-time volley to lift the home side five points away from the relegation zone, as Fulham remain tenth.

However, Jol has hoped a similar approach to that which was successful in their previous away triumph against Tottenham would reap similar rewards against Newcastle.

"I thought we controlled the game in the first half, it was almost perfect," Jol told reporters. "We kept the ball and they could not dominate us, and the crowd were getting frustrated.

"At Spurs we limited them and then scored, and that was our intention today, and it almost came off. We didn't score, so 0-0 would have been OK as they kept on coming at us. Compliments to Newcastle, but we should have had a bit more today."

Fulham were on a five-game unbeaten run ahead of Sunday's loss against the relegation-threatened Newcastle, and Jol has dismissed his own team getting dragged into a battle for top-flight survival.

"I don't think we have to look down, but it's disappointing not to get at least a point today," added Jol.

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