Curbs bemoans red card

West Ham boss Alan Curbishley felt defender Paul Konchesky was unlucky to be sent off in this afternoon's goalless Barclays Premiership draw at Fulham.

West Ham boss Alan Curbishley felt defender Paul Konchesky was unlucky to be sent off in this afternoon's goalless Barclays Premiership draw at Fulham.

Konchesky was dismissed five minutes from for a foul on Wayne Routledge.

Curbishley told Sky Sports: "I think he came across and got the ball. His momentum got the ball and cleared it. It was not a sending-off offence."

Curbishley was pleased with the performance which maintained his good start in the job after last week's win over Manchester United.

He added: "We've got a clean sheet away from home and had the best chances. It would have been nice to take three points as we just shaded it."

Curbishley now hopes to bring some stability to results and has warned fans some extravagance may have to reined in.

He said: "We have let 24 goals in and only scored 11. We have got to stop letting goals in. The fans are singing for other players but we have got to get back on course and we are trying to do that."

Fulham manager Chris Coleman felt his side also had chances to win the match but was happy to take a draw.

The Welshman said: "We kept pushing and showed a bit of steel. We kept a clean sheet, which is good.

"I'm pleased with two good performances on the bounce. It brings a bit of consistency which we have lacked in recent weeks."

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