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Jol frustrated as Fulham held by Southampton

Martin Jol was left to rue Fulham's 1-1 draw with Southampton on Boxing Day.

The Cottagers scored first through Dimitar Berbatov in the eighth minute but were denied a much-needed victory when Rickie Lambert converted from the penalty spot with five minutes remaining.

Fulham looked to be heading towards three points until Chris Baird handled in the area allowing the Saints to snatch a draw which left the Southwest Londoners sitting 14th on the table and infuriating their boss in the process.

"I am like a thunderstorm, I am very angry. Sometimes with myself and sometimes you can do something about it," said Jol.

"You want to change things and sometimes the players are not there to change things.

"I was very happy today at half-time to be able to bring Bryan Ruiz on but it was not enough. He will be fit to start against Swansea.

"Against Liverpool (4-0 loss), I was angry because we didn't have the weapons to play with and that's even more frustrating. Today I thought if we played in the way we could play, we could make a difficult for them.

"We could have scored again as we had a couple of chances, but it is not enough. You will never hear me say it was enough to earn three points today because it wasn't."

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