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Ranieri pleased with 'fair' draw

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Pin Ranieri felt the draw was fair. EFE
Ranieri felt the draw was fair. EFE

Ranieri pleased with 'fair' draw

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Claudio Ranieri said that he felt a draw was a fair result as his side played out a 1-1 stalemate with Leicester at Craven Cottage on Wednesday night.

The Italian had been on course to get one over on his former side when Aboubakar Kamara opened the scoring with his first Premier League goal, only for James Maddison's second-half goal to secure the 'Foxes' a share of the spoils.

Ranieri's record at Fulham now reads one win, one draw and one defeat from three games, but he had no qualms with the draw, saying it was a fair reflection of the game.

"I am pleased with a point because I think the draw is right; they had two great chances at the beginning," he told 'Sky Sports' following the game.

"The second half was much better for us at the beginning. We score a goal and the match was in our hands but Leicester reacted very well.

"They scored a goal and at 1-0 we had two chances to score again. If I remember well they had three great chances to win the match. At the end we had the chance with Denis Odoi to score a goal, so in the end it was the right result."

The experienced boss was sacked by Leicester almost two years ago, though he will always be remembered for delivering the most unlikely of Premier League title triumphs to the club.

The fondness still held towards him was evident on Wednesday as both sets of fans sang his name throughout, with Ranieri admitting it was an emotional encounter.

"It was a very emotional match this evening for me with both the Leicester fans and Fulham fans singing my name," he continued.

"(But) the emotion is just at the beginning. When the game started, I was concentrating on my team. I said hello to some players. I was so concentrated on my job."

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