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One of those days...

Posted on 19 March 2011  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp said he couldn't fault the team after Saturday's goalless draw against West Ham.

One of those days...

Harry Redknapp said he couldn't fault the team after Saturday's goalless draw against West Ham.

We did everything but score in a relentless Premier League derby at the Lane.

Michael Dawson, Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale all hit the woodwork - Bale's late free-kick superbly tipped onto the crossbar by Robert Green - as we clocked up no less than 26 attempts at goal.

Green also saved point-blank from Jermain Defoe in the second half.

But the Hammers held on and had a couple of chances themselves, Heurelho Gomes forced to save well from Carlton Cole and Ibrahim Ba.

"I thought we were excellent, I was really pleased with how we played," stated Harry.

"We passed the ball well and created loads of chances but just couldn't get that break in front of goal.

"They defended well. They weren't coming here to lay down, they worked their socks off, rode their luck at times and credit to them, they hung in there. But you need a bit of luck in front of goal as well.

"We created so many chances, hit the woodwork a few times - it was one of those matches.

"I'll go home satisfied with the way we played but not satisfied with the result. Obviously you want to win at home but that's football.

"If we'd have scored one goal I think we'd have gone on to win comfortably, but we couldn't get that goal. It just wasn't meant to be.

"I couldn't go home and think 'that was poor' because I felt we were fantastic at times. I couldn't have asked for more and I'm pleased to manage a team that plays that way."