Date: 29th November 2008 at 7:41pm
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Martin O’Neill was bitterly disappointed that we couldn’t nick the goal needed to take all 3 points today, but he is pleased we have kept 3 clean sheets in a row however.

Speaking on the official site after the match, O’Neill said it was the type of game where only a single goal would win it and he bemoaned our failure to turn the majority of possession into a win.

‘One goal would have won it.

‘We had three great opportunities and they were very, very close to breaking the deadlock.

‘One goal would have been sufficient – it was that type of game.

‘Brad made a good save near the end – but that was about the only real time he was called upon during the course of the game.

‘It was disappointing because – on the back of the past two games – we went into this with a lot of confidence.

‘I was hoping that we would be able to take that on and play strongly for 90 minutes. We were unable to do that and it was a bit frustrating.

‘Saying all that, it was the third clean sheet in a row and I suppose we should take something from that.

‘But overall, it was frustrating. If we had been able to take just one of those chances, I think it would have been enough.

‘I thought both of Gareth’s headers – the one in the first half and the one that hit the bar – were in. But it wasn’t to be.’

It is grating that we couldn’t capitalise on all 3 points again, but so many times last season this was the sort of game we would’ve lost in the final minutes, so I suppose some comfort should be taken from the fact we didn’t let the concentration slip and we at least secured a point.