Fulham fell to a seventh consecutive Premier League defeat on Saturday, losing 2-0 to table toppers Manchester City.
The Citizens only needed five minutes to break the deadlock, and when Sergio Aguero swept home with half an hour gone, the match was all but over.
Fulham supporters tore into their side for a lack of spirit during the match, questioning the desire of a group of players who seem resigned to their fate of relegation.
When Fulham’s official account tweeted the final score and claimed the second half display was “spirited,” supporters took exception on Twitter.
No soul no passion no solution and I think I am being kind there. I will take those words back if proved wrong next season but we got a lot of work ahead of us
— Barnaby & Chris 🏳️🌈 (@AmbroseBarnaby) March 30, 2019
They were beaten before kick off, just had no desire to fight. Scotty was on a hiding to nothing today. We need to build a team for next season and todays team quite clearly do not want to be a part of it. Put the youngsters on just to give them a taster of what it is like.
— Nick Briscoe (@nick_briscoe) March 30, 2019
Gutless and going down. No positives to take from that game. Utter disappointment for the paying fans, players should be apologising to all the fans.
— Charlie (@whatsthesitrep) March 30, 2019
Two terrible giveaways from Joe Bryan and Timothy Fosu-Mensah led to the two goals and it wasn’t lost on supporters that both players were summer signings.
Never seen more of a liability in both Bryan and Fosu-Mensah, adding to those the other players we have. The preparation, knowledge, and lack of experience at this level has been inexcusable. I know this is City, but I’m talking in general.
— Scott FFC Tanfield (@Scott_Tanfield) March 30, 2019
Literally what is the point of fosu mensah
— charles (@Kebxno) March 30, 2019
One of the worst bits of football I've seen from Fulham this season there: Rico passes it to Fosu-Mensah, who gives it to Anguissa on the edge of the box who then boots it out behind for a corner. Bloody hell. #FFC
— Ryan O'Donovan (@R_O_Donovan) March 30, 2019
In all, it was a torrid day for Fulham supporters, with another loss simply bringing relegation ever closer. There were positives to take from the match, such as the bright touches of Floyd Ayite and the ambitious runs of Ryan Sessegnon, but the squad looked bereft of confidence.
On Tuesday, Fulham travel to Watford and hope they can break their abysmal run of losses when they arrive at Vicarage Road.