SUPER skipper Steve Cook admitted he thought midfielder Fabio Carvalho may have broken his jaw after his heroic double block at Fulham.

With the scores goalless in the first half at Craven Cottage, Cook denied Alexandar Mitrovic’s fierce effort with his chest before picking himself up and taking one in the face to deny Portuguese youngster Carvalho on the follow-up.

The sides went on to draw 1-1 in west London. Tosin Adarabioyo’s late equaliser kept Marco Silva’s side at the Championship summit after Dominic Solanke’s goal just seconds into the second half put the visitors ahead.

Speaking about his memorable double-block, Cook said: “To be honest, that’s my dream. Players want to score goals – I want to block shots, head them away and be committed.

“When I saw that chance to block it, it was perfect for me. I thought he broke my jaw to be honest! It’s hanging on by a bit of a thread at the moment.

“We’ve got a lot to prove but throwing yourself in front of the ball and showing your commitment – that’s what I need to do.

“It’s not going to harm my looks, so I’m not going to worry about putting my head in where it hurts!

“The manager and the staff, that’s what they demand. That’s my game, so I was happy enough to do it, it’s just a shame we couldn’t hold on.”

Assessing the game as a whole, Cook added: “To be fair to Fulham, they peppered our box and but ball after ball in and it was extremely difficult.

“The inswinging balls. I think if Tosin doesn’t touch it, it probably goes in.

“They deserved a point in the end but when you get that late on in the game, it’s frustrating.”

The defender added: “When you come to Fulham away, they are a top team. They have got outstanding players. They have got a striker on 21 goals already in the league (Mitrovic).

“I think it’s a good point. There are some very good teams in this league, we are still in a very healthy position – now we need to get back on the horse, start winning games now.

“We want more. I feel like we deserve more and will continue to give more. Our fans were terrific, drove us over the line and that’s what we are going to need more of.”