City boss Daniel Farke admitted his side’s lack of cutting edge was the difference between the two sides as Fulham won 2-0 at Carrow Road.
It was an even opening hour to the game, but two goals in four minutes killed off the game and City struggled to hit back against the promotion contenders.
“The first 15 minutes we struggled to adapt because we changed our pressing behaviour today,” Farke said. “But from 15 minutes on I thought we were the better side against the best side in the league right now.
“But we didn’t score, and you have to take your chances, and we weren’t able to score the first goal. Fulham had three situations were they were able to score, and from that they scored two goals.
“It was difficult after they scored. Although we had more chances and had more shots and more possession, Fulham took their chances.”
While Farke said he couldn’t fault his side’s commitment, he admitted they didn’t always make the right decisions in attacking situations.
“Our decision-making in the first-half wasn’t right, and in the second-half we were in many situations were we could have used it better. And when you don’t use these situations good teams who are doing really well will take advantage, and that’s Fulham did.
“Scoring more goals is something we have to do. That’s the difference between us and the top sides, and to be a team who fights for promotion next season we have to score more goals.
“But Dennis Srbeny I thought was outstanding and it’s only a question of time before he scores. I’m positive for the future.”