Slavisa Jokanovic's view of the box full of directors was embarrassed, nervous, almost resigned. His job is now in limbo.
The Serb knew this was lost during a bold first half, and Fulham's problems are all pretty simple. They do not compete. They do not support their comrades. They hold the ball with no purpose.
All this despite the finances that flowed so wastefully into the now embarrassingly shy squad. It was so bad that her own Twitter account apologized. "I'm really sorry," read her message. Another said, "You deserve better."
Christopher Schindler celebrates after he thought he opened the game for Huddersfield on Monday in the 29th minute
Schindler is bullied by his cheering team-mates after playing a crucial role in Huddersfield's first home goal
The 28-year-old defender put the ball on Timothy Fosu-Mensah before snuggling into the bottom corner of the net
Both groups of players are watching the ball nestle on Monday in the Fulham net, leaving Sergio Rico with no chance to score
Huddersfield manager David Wagner celebrates Fosu-Mensah's goal on the sidelines while Slavisa Jokanovic passes by
The pressure on Jokanovic increases and it will not be easier with Liverpool in Anfield next in the Premier League
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Huddersfield (3-5-1-1): Loss 6.5; Jorgensen 7, Schindler 7.5, Kongolo 7 (Bacuna 90); Hadergjonaj 7, Billing 7, Hogg 6.5, Mooy 8, Lowe 6.5; Pritchard 7 (Mbenza 82); Mounie 6.5 (Depoitre 56, 6)
Subs not used: Hamer, Smith, Ramadan, Van La Parra
Manager: David Wagner 7
Fulham (4-3-3): Rico 7; Fosu-Mensah 4 (Christie 46, 6,5), Le Marchand 5, Odoi 6, Sessegnon 5,5; Anguissa 5, Seri 4,5, Cairney 6; Vietto 4 (McDonald 46, 6, Johansen 65, 6)), Mitrovic 6.5, Schurrle 6
Subs not used: Bettinelli, Mawson, Chambers, Ream
Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic 5.5
Ref: A Taylor 7
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While he carries more than part of the blame, there must be a reason that Jokanovic is better. At least he cares. For much of Monday night, his players did not seem to be there.
"I do not know if the preparation was not so good or if we did not understand how important this game was," Jokanovic said. "In the end we were a bit confused, some players were a bit scared. We probably need more fight, more personality. We started to kick the ball without any sense. "
He sighed, turned to the bench and even had a serious examination with his assistant Javier Pereira during a most frustrating evening. He tinkered with the formation, made bold halftime changes, but nothing worked. His players are not committed enough and something serious has to happen if they are not to sink without a trace.
It is not an exaggeration to say that they simply did not feel like it and apparently without good reason. They seemed desperate to return to West London.
Huddersfield, on the other hand, was desperate to save her fortune on the third anniversary of David Wagner's appointment. Thousands stayed behind to celebrate with their players after Timothy Fosu-Mensah sealed the Premier League's first victory in seven minutes in the 29th minute in the 29th minute.
Amazingly, the winner was Huddersfield's first home goal of the campaign. Or for the more precise ones, the first for 659 minutes at John Smith & # 39; s Stadium, an implausible run from April.
Andre Schurrle said he found compensation for Fulham, but that was ruled out after Aleksandar Mitrovic's side-kick in the first leg
The German reacts angrily after seeing the linesman hang the flag in Huddersfield
Kevin McDonald had a 65th-minute injury after scoring on Luciano Vetto at half-time
Fulham skipper Tom Cairney shows his despondency after failing to hit a ball near the goal
It was a shabby affair when the last two clubs in the Premier League fought for all three points at the beginning of the day
"That's huge for us," said Wagner. "We really have the winning touch now, this is one of the most important achievements of the last three years.
"The fans' relationship with the team and the entire football club is extraordinary. Steve Mounie delivered a very important speech last week. "
Huddersfield was certainly consistently more progressive, although Andre Schurrle thought he would have compensated late, just to stand aside Aleksandar Mitrovic. They spent much of the second half offside. One point would have been grossly unfair.
Maxime Le Marchand froze earlier when Mounie crossed the flank of Aaron Mooy. Sergio Rico – Fulham's third-choice goalkeeper of the season – scored an impressive one-handed barrier to keep Alex Pritchard from the edge of the box.
But Fulham fell back from one of the following corners. Fosu-Mensah was not close enough to develop Christopher Schindler from six meters away as a second phase. Mitrovic wandered aimlessly in his own box with a cross over Chris Lowe.
Schindler first contacted his head, but his effort struck directly from Fosu-Mensah, who eventually diverted him into his own net after initially being stationed in the wrong position. Dopey defend. Everything very suitable. He will not be wearing a Manchester United jersey soon.
Philip Billing tries to get the ball into the penalty area of Fulham, but Cyrus Christie was ready to close it
Steve Mounie fights in the air with Fulham's André-Frank Zambo Anguissa at John Smith Stadium
Referee Anthony Taylor had to change the batteries in his head during the first phase of the Premier League encounter
Philip Billing had previously thundered the bar from 30 meters, and Huddersfield would have had to lead more. Pereira returned long before the half-time was over, and the empty faces of the players during a confederation in the tunnel did not indicate a sort of defense.
The changes came, two of them, with Fosu-Mensah and the missing Luciano Vietto, who was thrilled. A deputy, Cyrus Christie, immediately forced a corner before Mooy struck for Huddersfield. Schurrle later crumpled, but the signs of life came too late.
Fulham, however, seems to be defensively fragile forever, and Pritchard jumped faster on a loose ball and shot only over the top.
"My players have a few words after the game, but it's a bit late," Jokanovic said. "We did not speak between eight and ten o'clock with sufficient personality, sufficient achievement and sufficient quality.
"We are hurt. The situation is in our hands. It's not a good time for us to be down in the Premier League. It is additional pressure. "
The players from Huddersfield and Fulham have done credit to the late Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha before kicking off
An image of Vichai along with the words "Together with Leicester" is displayed on the large screens before starting