Millwall boss won't judge side on Fulham thrashing

NEIL Harris congratulated Fulham on Wednesday night after the Cottagers' devastating performance ended Millwall's unbeaten start to the season.

Ivan Cavaleiro's double, either side of Anthony Knockaert's header a penalty from Aleksandar Mitrovic gave Scott Parker's side a comprehensive win in wet London.

Fulham registered 84.5 per cent possession, more than any Championship side in a game since Opta began recording statistics in 2013-14.

Harris said he would not judge his side on the defeat.

""Firstly, congratulations to Fulham," Harris said. "I thought they were magnificent tonight, certainly the best performance I have seen since Wolves got 100 point a couple of years ago to go up.

"I think Fulham fans will watch that tonight and think what are we doing in this division, we should be in the Premier League. That is down to them," Harris said.

"But as good as they were, I think we gave them a leg up at times. Not so much the goals we conceded, but the lead up to the goals. When they cut through us, no problem with that. We could have defended slightly better, the last two really hurt me because we gave the ball back cheaply. We got punished and in previous games we have given it away we haven't been punished. And that is the quality of the level.

"What I have just said to the group is, as much as I am calm about it – I am burning inside and disappointed – but I won't judge my players on tonight's performance and result against a top Fulham side. We don't get up there when we win and we won't get down there when we are beaten 4-0 by Fulham because there will be a lot of teams that come here and get beat 4-0 like we did.

"They caused us the most problems as a team than any other since probably Tottenham in the FA Cup, that I have faced during my time in charge."

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John Kelly