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Opportunity missed - Harry

Posted on 6 December 2009  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp was left to reflect on 'a great opportunity' to take three points 'thrown away' at Everton on Sunday.

Opportunity missed - Harry

Harry Redknapp was left to reflect on 'a great opportunity' to take three points 'thrown away' at Everton on Sunday.

Goals from Jermain Defoe and Michael Dawson put the lads in the driving seat at 2-0 up at Goodison Park only for the home side to fight back to 2-2 via late goals from Louis Saha and Tim Cahill.

But the drama wasn't over - Wilson Palacios was bundled over by Tony Hibbert in added time, a penalty was awarded and, with the clock ticking into the 95th minute, JD's spot kick was saved by Tim Howard.

"It looked game over at 2-0, you couldn't see any other outcome," said Harry. "In fact, I thought it was more likely that we'd score a third goal.

"But they pulled a goal back and suddenly the crowd were lifted, the team was lifted and at 2-1 it was a different game and they came on strong.

"That's what happens when you go from 2-0 to 2-1 like that, you end up throwing the kitchen sink at it and that's what Everton did.

"We still had that final chance to go and win it with the last kick of the game but it wasn't to be.

"Jermain is obviously disappointed, but these things happen in football."

Meanwhile, Harry reported that Wilson was taken straight to hospital 'in great pain' after suffering rib injuries in the penalty incident.