Two managers met today. One Sam Allardyce moved away from being axed and the other Lawrie Sanchez moved just so much closer as Fulham fell in the last minute of extra time to Newcastle. Its become something of a hallmark for the Cottagers to give up late game goals and this match was no different. This time Elliot Omozusi fouled Alan Smith while both scrambled for the ball a few feet away from Antti Niemi. Joey Barton stepped up for the penalty.
It was quite heartbreaking because Fulham actually played very well with Hamir Bouazza and Clint Dempsey giving the Magpies and Shay Given plenty to think about.
Fulham are now in the relegation zone keeping company with Wigan and Derby.
The Belfast Telegraph reports that the Newcastle match was make or break for Sanchez and owner Mohammed Ali Fayed would begin looking for a new coach.