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Harry left frustrated

Posted on 11 January 2009  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp couldn't hide his disappointment after another late goal cost us on our travels - Wigan the latest team to do the damage in injury time at the JJB on Sunday.

Harry left frustrated

Harry Redknapp couldn't hide his disappointment after another late goal cost us on our travels - Wigan the latest team to do the damage in injury time at the JJB on Sunday.

The Latics won it when Maynor Figueroa powered home a header from Ryan Taylor's corner in the 91st minute of a Premier League encounter that seemingly had 0-0 written all over it.

Jermain Defoe made his debut and Ledley King was employed in front of the back four as we started brightly with chances for Michael Dawson, Jamie O'Hara and Didier Zokora in the first half.

Wigan got into the game towards the end of the half and Amr Zaki glanced a header inches wide but the second half was a stark contrast with barely a chance at either end until Figueroa clinched it for the home side.

"That has happened to us in three away games - Newcastle, West Brom and now Wigan," fumed boss Harry. "This time we gave a soft corner away and then defended it poorly.

"We started well enough and passed the ball well, but then stopped. We didn't play with the quality we're capable of.

"It looked like it was petering out into a draw and we'd done enough for a point, our goalkeeper hadn't had to make any world-class saves. It looked a banker draw.

"We need to improve our away form. We've been okay at home but we've now thrown away three away games."