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Key moments against us - Harry

Posted on 20 September 2009  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp was left with a feeling of what might have been after Sunday's defeat at Chelsea.

Key moments against us - Harry

Harry Redknapp was left with a feeling of what might have been after Sunday's defeat at Chelsea.

Trailing 1-0 at half-time after an end-to-end first half, the team lost the services of Ledley King just three minutes into the second half and were then denied what looked like a certain penalty with the score still at 1-0 as Robbie Keane went down under Ricardo Carvalho's challenge in the 55th minute.

The home side made it 2-0 minutes later it was was 3-0 by the time we suffered the final hit of the afternoon as Sebastien Bassong was stretchered off.

Harry reported afterwards that Ledley damaged his hamstring and that Sebastien was suffering from concussion.

"We came here with a different system (4-3-3) and I was really pleased with how we played in the first half-hour," reflected Harry.

"At half-time I felt we could get ourselves back into the game but we then lost Ledley and I knew straight away that we might have trouble handling Drogba.

"Carvalho caught Robbie and he tried to stay on his feet. Robbie said he was caught and if he'd gone down straight away it would have been a nailed-on penalty.

"At the same time, if the referee thought it was a dive, then he has to send him off, in my opinion. It has to be one of two decisions - it can't be nothing.

"It is frustrating because because the system we played worked well and we had chances early on - we just needed to take one."