BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01: Slavisa Jokanovic, Manager of Fulham looks on prior to the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Fulham FC at American Express Community Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Fulham Football Club manager Slavisa Jokanovic has refused to blame Aleksandr Mitrovic after his side were held to a draw by Brighton & Hove Albion away from home.

The Serbian striker conceded a late penalty which was duly converted by Brighton’s Glenn Murray to give the home side a point in their 2-2 draw against the Cottagers.

The penalty meant Jokanovic’s side threw away a two-goal lead and the manager has refused to put the blame of Mitrovic’s shoulders.

“In the end we gave them some kind of present, it’s really bad luck, Mitrovic touched the ball with his hand and he completed a really good game, scored a good goal, fighting well, this is part of football too and we must accept and try to fix some of the problems that we found during the game today.” Jokanovic said, according to HammyEnd.

“It’s hard for him, he touched the ball in our box with his hand but it’s part of football too. These kind of mistakes are bad luck, it happens and he is strong enough not to be affected so much after this kind of situation, I am focussed on another part of the work, he scored another goal, he was fighting well, he was our target man and participated a lot, he must be satisfied.”