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Game we could have won - Harry

Posted on 7 April 2012  - 19:09

Harry Redknapp took the point from Sunderland after Saturday’s goalless draw but admitted he was looking for all three with the way the game developed.

Game we could have won - Harry

The home team set-up to frustrate us and the game plan worked as we dominated possession but couldn’t carve out that one clear-cut chance that might have won the three points.

Gareth Bale and Rafa van der Vaart had half-chances and Benoit Assou-Ekotto fired just wide from distance but goalscoring opportunities were few and far between.

Sunderland created very little themselves and their biggest threat was always from the set-piece delivery of Sebastian Larsson.

“It’s always a tough place to come and they’ve been in good form, but it was a game I felt we could have won,” said Harry.

“They were difficult to break down and looked to hit us on the counter-attack. They sat in and there was no space behind them.

“In the end it’s a Catch 22 situation. You go for it, open up and then you can get caught on the counter-attack.

“I came in at half-time and thought I’d be disappointed if we didn’t win. But a point’s a point and that’s two tough away games, Chelsea and Sunderland, two clean sheets and we’ve played well enough.

“You have to keep picking up points away from home and winning home games, that’s the key.

“We could have taken three points but if you play away from home and don’t get beaten, you are never that disappointed.”