The Hammers had looked in control and coasting at half-time being a man and a goal to the good. After the resumption Fulham took the game to their hosts and scored two early goals before dominating for most of the second-half. Junior Stanislas then popped up to score a late equaliser rescuing a point.
Speaking following the game Zola said, “To be honest, I wasn’t very happy, because after the first half I was expecting to be at least another goal up considering the chances that we created. I wondered that the game wasn’t finished.
“I didn’t like something in the game. I smelled something wrong because it looked too easy. We were passing the ball fantastically well and creating chances, but not scoring and that’s not good.
“In the second half, it’s not the first time we’ve started a little bit sloppy. They got back in the game, then scored a second goal and, after that, it’s normal that it was difficult because Fulham are very, very good when they have to defend. It was very difficult for us to get the draw but, at the end of the day, it was a fair result.”