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We should have finished it - Harry

Posted on 6 March 2011  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp was left to rue missed chances at 3-2 as Sunday's thriller against Wolves ended 3-3 at Molineux.

We should have finished it - Harry

Harry Redknapp was left to rue missed chances at 3-2 as Sunday's thriller against Wolves ended 3-3 at Molineux.

At the same time, the manager was quick to praise 'three wonderful strikes' that put us in position to take maximum points before the home side's late equaliser.

In an all-action, end-to-end Premier League encounter, Wolves led before a fantastic double from Jermain Defoe put us 2-1 up.

Wolves levelled via Kevin Doyle's penalty just before half-time only for Roman Pavlyuchenko to hit another cracker for 3-2 just three minutes into the second half.

The key period followed. Boosted further by Gareth Bale's return in the 69th minute, we created a number of chances to score a fourth goal including Defoe striking the post and Bale side-footing inches wide.

But Wolves also had chances and a goal disallowed before Matt Jarvis crossed for Steven Fletcher to loop his header home with three minutes remaining.

The draw sees us fifth in the table, level on points with Chelsea having played a game more and five points adrift of City having played a game less.

"We had opportunities on the break and every time we broke, it looked like we might score again," reflected Harry at Molineux.

"But we just couldn't score the goal that would have made all the difference.

"We had chances to kill the game off, unbelievable opportunities, but Wolves never give up.

"When you score three goals away from home you expect to win. I felt we were in great shape.

"I thought we'd hit them with the pace we had with Gareth and Aaron, that we'd score again and finish the game off, but we just couldn't get the goal and at 3-2 they were always in the game."

Harry added that there 'were lots of positives from the game'.

"To have Gareth Bale back is a massive positive and for the front two to score those three fantastic goals, that was a real positive as well," he said.

"We just didn't defend well in a couple of positions.

"Every team has struggled at Molineux though. Wolves have beaten United, Chelsea and City at home. They play with real enthusiasm and really have a go. I don't see them as a relegation outfit.

"If the fourth goal goes in, it's game-over. But that's life."