And the Royals manager blamed himself for the David Healy goal that clinched the match after Clint Dempsey had put Fulham 2-1 up when Shefki Kuqi's header was blocked.
He said: "Once we equalised early in the second half I was sure we would get something out of the game and I think we deserved to.
"I was confident at 1-1 but then Healy put in a great cross and Kuqi did well to get his head to it. Not many people beat Sonko in the air.
"After that I had to throw forwards on to get the game back but we don't do kitchen sink very well and we left ourselves open at the back for Healy's goal.
"It is a disappointing result because I thought we were the more adventurous side but I'm not over concerned about away form if we keep doing it at home.
"Ideally you would like both things to happen but it is the Premier League after all."