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Magath focused on home games

Felix Magath admits Fulham are focusing on their remaining home games after losing 3-1 at Tottenham in the Premier League on Saturday.

Steve Sidwell cancelled out Paulinho's opening goal at White Hart Lane in the London derby - but Spurs banked all three points thanks to second-half goals from Harry Kane and Younes Kaboul.

For Fulham, the defeat halted any momentum built up by back-to-back wins against relegation rivals Aston Villa and Norwich.

They remain in the relegation zone and are two points adrift of 17th-placed Norwich, who take on Liverpool at Carrow Road on Sunday.

Fulham boss Magath was left bemoaning the qualities of Spurs goalkeeper Lloris, who also pulled off a fine reflex save from a Hugo Rodallega header and denied Sidwell from the penalty spot.

And he was also unhappy with his side's poor defending from set-pieces.

Magath said: "Tottenham played very well and they have a good goalkeeper who saved two or three very good chances against us.

"We didn't play badly, but the thing that was not so good was that they got two goals from free-kicks.

"That is too easy. I told the boys we have to work on it, because if we make it better in the next games I think we are able to stay up and win our home games."

Magath admits he had not expected his side to take anything from the match at White Hart Lane, and believes the games at Craven Cottage against Hull and Crystal Palace will decide their fate.

"It would be better if we got one or three points today, but we are not expecting to win here at Tottenham," said the German.

"So we are relying on our home games, and that might be enough to stay in the league."