We threw it away

Alex Ferguson has said that his Manchester United side threw away three points yesterday afternoon, after missing a penalty at 2-1 up at Craven Cottage and then conceding an last-gasp equaliser. Although in fairness to the frequently cantankerous and grumpy United boss, he also praised Fulham for their second half performance.

‘When you get the chance to seal the game with that penalty you should be taking it,’ Ferguson told MUTV, still ignoring the BBC. ‘It was a missed opportunity and it galvanised them, got the crowd up and they scored the equaliser.

‘When we got that second goal I thought ‘we've escaped here’,’ but to miss a penalty kick to make it 3-1, you're throwing two points away there I'm afraid.

‘In fairness to Fulham they were the better team in the second half. I don't think we deserved to be in front at 2-1. They caused us a lot of problems, particularly Bobby Zamora who was very good for them. We can't complain in terms of the run of the game.’

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