Dembele red caps ‘awful’ night


FRUSTRATED Fulham manager Martin Jol admitted his side endured a night to forget in Poland.

Moussa Dembele’s harsh dismissal in the 29th minute, for a push on Gervasio Nunez, meant the Cottagers were up against it before they succumbed to David Biton’s goal on the hour mark.

“It was an awful night for us,” Jol said. “We didn’t complain, we are an English team, we stood up and got on with the game but it was a bit disappointing .

“Of course, we will never complain after a red card but it was a push on the shoulder – after being kicked.

“You shouldn’t raise your hand, he [Dembele] pushed him [Nunez] on the shoulder and you shouldn’t do that. The referee gave us a red card, but we felt hard done by.”

A man light, Fulham acquitted themselves well against the Polish champions with goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer troubled only sporadically

But a 13-minute delay due to a power failure affected the Cottagers’ concentration enough for Biton to find space and drill home from around 22 yards.