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Harry - Win was there for us

Posted on 21 December 2008  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp felt we could have taken three points from Newcastle - so you can imagine his disappointment after Damien Duff's last-minute goal left us with nothing.

Harry - Win was there for us

Harry Redknapp felt we could have taken three points from Newcastle - so you can imagine his disappointment after Damien Duff's last-minute goal left us with nothing.

The game was certainly there for the taking in the second half at St James' Park with the home fans starting to get frustrated as we controlled possession for long periods.

However, we couldn't quite carve out that one clear-cut chance to win it - our best opportunity came when Aaron Lennon beat full-back Jose Enrique and crossed for Fraizer Campbell in front of goal but the ball agonisingly evaded the striker.

With time running out, Newcastle created their chance with a moment of magic from two substitutes - Duff, who had only come on a few minutes earlier, played a one-two with Mark Viduka and rolled the ball into the corner to make the scoreline 2-1 with the clock showing 89.40. There was no way back.

"I'm disappointed, for sure," said Harry. "We didn't deserve to lose that game.

"I couldn't see Newcastle causing us many problems and I thought it was just a case of scoring the goal to take the three points.

"We got into some good positions without finishing it off.

"Aaron Lennon walked into the box on the byline and if his cross had hit Fraizer Campbell anywhere it would have been a goal.

"I said at half-time that I didn't just want to take a point, I thought three points were there for us so to come away with nothing is very disappointing. That's how it goes sometimes."