Chelsea interim boss Roberto Di Matteo claimed there was no doubt referee Mark Clattenburg had made the right decision in awarding Chelsea a penalty in the first half against Fulham tonight:
The Chelsea boss told Sky Sports 1:
“There was a touch from Kelly on him and it was a penalty.”
The draw meant the Blues failed to fully capitalise on Tottenham’s slip-up in the race to finish in the top four – Spurs earlier lost 2-1 at home to Norwich while Newcastle’s push gathered pace with a 2-0 home win over Bolton.
“I thought we were quite in control of the game, to be honest, and maybe we didn’t pose them a threat enough for the second goal,” Di Matteo said.
“But we were always in the leading position and I think the only way they could have scored really was from a set-play, unfortunately for us.”
He added: “But we’re still in there, hanging in there. We knew Craven Cottage is a difficult place to come. We’re getting closer to the teams ahead of us.”