Fulham suffered a 3-0 defeat, following a brace from Wayne Rooney and a goal from Dimitar Berbatov. All goals were scored in the second half.
“I thought the first half, from our point of view, was really quite good,” Hodgson told Sky Sports. “I thought we passed the ball well.
“But all of our good work was let down within a minute of the second half when we conceded a goal.
“From that moment the game was always going to be difficult.”
He added: “I am a bit disappointed that we conceded three goals when the boys had played so well in the first half.
“One has to hold their hands up though. We were beaten by a better team.
“I can’t really ask any more from the team than they gave today.”