No complaints from Potter as Fulham end the unbeaten start

The head coach felt Tuesday’s hosts deserved their 2-1 win.

By Bruce Talbot • 30 August 2022

Graham Potter's team suffered their first Premier League defeat of the season to Fulham.

Graham Potter had no complaints after Albion’s impressive start to the season ended at Fulham.

Despite Alexis Mac Allister’s penalty in the second half, Albion went down 2-1. It marked their first defeat of the season and the head coach said the home side merited the three points.

“I don’t think we were worthy of anything, Fulham deserved to win,” he said. “They were the better team for the first 30 minutes then we got back into it a bit more. We conceded two poor goals after a bad start to the second half but, credit to the boys, they pushed and pushed but overall Fulham were worthy winners. We weren’t as good as we can be.”

After a goalless first half Fulham scored twice in six minutes after the break, through Aleksandar Mitrovic and an own goal by Lewis Dunk.

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Aleksandar Mitrovic has five goals in five Premier League appearances so far this campaign.

“We weren’t happy with our first-half performance, we weren’t at the levels we have been at recently.

“Why didn’t we reach those levels? It’s football. There’s an opponent on the pitch as well. We missed Danny Welbeck a bit up front but that’s life. He took a couple of heavy knocks against Leeds and I don’t regret the decision not to start him.”

Albion still have ten points from their first five games and Potter recognises it’s been a good start to the campaign.

“The team has performed well over a period of time. We’ve had a good record and we’ve played at a good level, it’s still a good start when you zoom out. We will learn from tonight and dust ourselves down and prepare for Leicester on Sunday.”