Nine-man Fulham succumb to late heartbreak in Rome

<strong>ROMA (2)</strong> vs <strong>FULHAM (1)</strong><br /><br />PLUCKY Fulham were left to rue the controversial red card of substitute Erik Nevland as they were denied a famous European victory in Rome.<br /><br />Nevland was harshly dismissed for a 49th minute tackle on Daniele de Rossi &ndash; just four minutes after coming on as a half-time substitute.<br /><br />Fulham were leading up to that point, thanks to Diomansy Kamara&rsquo;s 19th minute penalty, but Nevland&rsquo;s red card changed the course of the match as the Italians upped the tempo.<br /><br />Former Liverpool midfielder John Arne Riise equalised with a shot which deflected in off two Fulham players before Stefano Okaka Chuka put his side in front seven minutes later with a header deep inside the penalty area. Cottagers boss Roy Hodgson then saw his side finish with nine men after full-back Paul Konchesky was red-carded for a foul on Rodrigo Taddei.<br /><br />The result makes life difficult for Hodgson&rsquo;s men, who now third in Group E, two points behind the Italians and four behind leaders Basle.<br /><br />Meanwhile, Celtic, who were held to a 0-0 draw in Hamburg and they remain rooted to the foot of Group C with just two points from four games.