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The Tanner Report: Brighton 0 Fulham 1

I went to this game as a guest of Ivan Conway. Although it did not affect our friendship we both had wildly different takes on this game.

For Ivan Brighton totally dominated the game, Fulham feigned injury to disrupt the rhythm of and the referee had an atrocious game.

My view was somewhat different.

Fulham have not always converted supremacy into goals in past encounters against Brighton and this season – notably against Spurs – have lost games when we deserved at least a draw.

The better side does not always win but the one that takes its chances will.

So when Manor Solomon scored in a classic counter-attacking move of which Roberto De Zerbi would have been proud as Italian teams are the best at this I did not accept that there was an injustice.

In truth, especially in the first half, it was a poor game with few incidents.

Fulham missed Alec Mitrovic and Bobby Decordova-Reid was no alternative leading the line.

Andreas did not put Robert Sanchez under pressure with crosses which, according to Alan, is his fallibility.

True, in the second half Brighton had the better chances but never converted and, from the viewpoint of Ivan ‘s superb halfway line seats, it was immediately clear to me that the referee was correct in ruling out both goals for offside.

Also Marco Silva introduced 2 forward one of whom won the game.

Fulham according to Roberto De Zerbi may not have deserved to win but hey,Roberto, we did

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About Alan Tanner

After a distinguished military service in the Catering Corps, Alan Tanner did well in mufti with his chamois as a window cleaner. Sadly he had to retire after falling from the fifth floor of Danny Murphy's mock Tudor home. He spends his retirement watching and writing about his beloved Fulham whom he has supported for over 50 years. The Alan Tanner Report is sponsored by Tanner Crystal Clear Ltd, Window Cleaners to the Gentry. More Posts