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FRUSTRATION FOR LEDS

Posted on 23 January 2006  - 12:00

Ledley King admitted it was a frustrating affair against Aston Villa on Saturday but was able to take consolation from the team's almost complete domination of the game.

Ledley King admitted it was a frustrating affair against Aston Villa on Saturday but was able to take consolation from the team's almost complete domination of the game.

It was really one-way traffic at the Lane as Villa mounted a rearguard action in a bid to depart with some reward from the encounter. It was not a case of chance after chance for the whole 90 minutes, but the central character was definitely visiting goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen who turned in a Man of the Match performance with some excellent saves.

The word frustration was not far from the skipper's lips when he emerged from the dressing room after the game.

"A little bit but, on the other hand, I thought we played quite well," considered Ledley. "Aston Villa are a good side and we dominated them and gave them nothing. On another day it could have been three or four nil and their keeper has pulled off some great saves.

"We are frustrated not to get the points but I think we did the right things."

A pointer towards the overall balance of the game came with the fact that Paul Robinson did not have a single save to make.

"We are pleased with that and it shows we are doing things right," added Ledley. "Villa have got some good players, it shows how hard we must have worked and how well we did to keep them so quiet.

"I think we struggled a few times last season with teams who just sat back. This season we have been better and this is probably two points dropped, but the performance was good and our confidence is high."