Speaking to the Blackburn Rovers club website on Saturday evening, Rovers boss Tony Mowbray has said a lack of “clinical edge” was his side’s ultimate downfall as they lost to Scott Parker’s Fulham 2-0.
Blackburn Rovers suffered their second defeat of the 2019/20 Championship season in successive weeks, falling to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Fulham, who have been tipped to be contenders for an immediate return to the Premier League.
A belter from former Rovers man Tom Cairney after 35 minutes sent the Cottagers into the half-time break in the lead before Aleksandar Mitrovic’s late tap-in sealed all three points for Scott Parker’s side, which was much-needed after a surprising opening day loss to Barnsley.
And, speaking to the Rovers media team after the game, manager Tony Mowbray was left to bemoan a lack of that finishing touch as a loss succumbed them to bottom of the league.
“Football’s about getting points and we’ve got to find a way to turn decent performances into victories,” Mowbray said.
“It’s similar to last weekend against Charlton where there was not enough clinical edge, not enough efforts on goal. We didn’t give the goalkeeper too much to do and yet in the first half, in particular, I thought we were the most dominant team. If anyone was going to win it then it was going to be us.
“Standing here after a 2-0 defeat feels a little bit of an injustice, but in the history books, it’ll look like it was an easy win for them. But it wasn’t like that for them, it wasn’t easy. We were on top for long periods but didn’t get the goal,”