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JOL'S LAMENT AT LATE SHOW

Posted on 21 November 2005  - 12:00

Martin Jol was disappointed that we failed to kill the game off as West Ham denied us maximum points with seconds left on Sunday.

Martin Jol was disappointed that we failed to kill the game off as West Ham denied us maximum points with seconds left on Sunday.

It looked like Mido's clever first half header was going to be enough to take the Premiership spoils only for Anton Ferdinand to head home Paul Konchesky's corner deep into added time. We could only restart before Alan Wiley blew the full-time whistle.

"It's normal - when you are leading 1-0 you need another goal," reflected Head Coach Martin. "That's how you kill games off - by scoring another goal or in a different manner but we didn't do either.

"If you have oppportunites in the corners or set-pieces you take your time and kill the game off. There was a lot of space as well but we gave the ball away. It's all down to experience.

We wanted to keep the ball in the corner with Edgar and Mido but the referee blew the whistle for a free-kick. That's just one of a few things

"We had an oppoprtunity down the left flank and then gave away the last corner kick, Michael Dawson came from the right side to Ledley when he should have let Ledley deal with it.

"We dropped off as well and that is always a problem because they were very eager, it was a derby game and they wanted to score the equaliser.

"For the goal, we focused on the near post too much even though Shaka Hislop had come up, so you knew the ball would go to the far post. It's a little thing and again, that's about experience.

"I can't remember throwing points away like this at home but on the other hand, they probably deserved something out of the game."