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Ranieri wanted 'to kill' Aboubakar Kamara after he missed penalty meant for Mitrovic

Fulham grabbed a vital three points at the death to keep alive their hopes of Premier League survival.

Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri said he wanted "to kill" Aboubakar Kamara, who he accused of disrespecting the club by insisting on taking a penalty against the Italian's orders in their 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town.

The bizarre incident, made worse by Kamara's subsequent miss from the spot, happened in the 82nd minute of the Premier League game with the score goalless at Craven Cottage on Saturday.

As soon as the penalty was awarded, Frenchman Kamara wrestled the ball from Fulham's top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic and ignored all attempts from his teammates to give the ball back to the Serbian.

Although Mitrovic scored a late winner that moved Fulham up one place to 18th, Ranieri afterwards expressed his anger at Kamara, who had netted a penalty against Manchester United earlier this season.

Aleksandar Mitrovic remonstrates with Aboubakar Kamara over penalty-kick duties.

"I said to Aboubakar Kamara to leave the ball to Aleksandar Mitrovic, he is the man who shoots the penalties," the Italian coach said. 'It is unbelievable, he did not respect me, the club, the team and crowd. I spoke with him, it is not right.

"I wanted to kill him, that is normal when one man takes a ball, only because he scored the last penalty. It should be Mitrovic, that is it."

Mitrovic adopted a more conciliatory tone, saying: "For the penalty, we had a small argument and I think it is my job for penalties. He [Kamara] did not think like this but I respect that. I have done the same in the past. I don't have a problem with this, he missed and that is part of football."

Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke was involved in a similar incident in a Premier League game last December, when he wrestled the ball from regular penalty taker Luka Milivojevic but also missed from the spot in the 2-2 draw with Bournemouth.

Belgian striker Benteke subsequently issued an apology to his teammates for his actions.

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