Wednesday, 29th December 2010

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson bemoaned his side’s bad luck to draw 1-1 with Birmingham City last night, pointing to the fact that his team clearly outplayed the opposition, and arguing the goal which levelled it should have been ruled out.

United took the lead through in-form Dimitar Berbatov in the 58th minute, but saw Lee Bowyer equalise for Birmingham right on the stroke of full time. It was a bitter blow and one Ferguson did not believe his men deserved.

"We outplayed them in the second half and we didn’t deserve that", the Scot told Sky Sports after the match. "But football is a funny game and this is a difficult place to come to. But I think we deserved to win, we were the better team."

And on the goal which handed Birmingham a point, Ferguson was certain that it should not have stood.

"It was a handball and a foul on the centre half, he went right through him. If the referee can’t see that, what chance have you got? At this level, in a game of this importance, you expect to be given a referee who can see that."


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