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Late goals leave Harry frustrated

Posted on 24 April 2010  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp couldn't hide his disappointment after Saturday's 3-1 defeat at Manchester United.

Late goals leave Harry frustrated

Harry Redknapp couldn't hide his disappointment after Saturday's 3-1 defeat at Manchester United.

The manager felt a point was in our grasp with the score level at 1-1 with 10 minutes remaining at Old Trafford.

But a moment of magic from Nani handed the initiative back to the home side and they secured the three points with a second penalty of the half for 3-1. Ryan Giggs converted both spot-kicks.

Ledley King earlier rose majestically to head home the equaliser in the 70th minute after United's 58th-minute opener.

"I thought we were right in the game at 1-1, we looked in great shape," said Harry. "Unfortunately, we didn't defend well.

"We gave away sloppy penalties. I said before the game not to go to ground and it was just poor defending.

"Then we didn't pick up runners for their second goal and that has cost us dearly.

"We didn't hold the ball well enough up front either, that was another problem. We weren't strong enough to bring other people into play and we had an opportunity up there because we were two on two for most of the game. If we'd held the ball better we could have brought players into the game.

"I can't put my finger on it, but one or two players were off the pace, players that normally do very well for us. Overall, it was disappointing."