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Wenger rues late equaliser
28 Mar 2010 - 11:26:12
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger vowed that his side would battle on after a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Birmingham City cost the Gunners two crucial points in the Premier League title race.
A Samir Nasri goal looked like securing a narrow victory until Kevin Phillips popped up in injury-time to secure a point for the home side.
Wenger said afterwards: "It is disappointing and a big blow to our title hopes because, in our position, we had to win all our games.
"The pitch was difficult to play on, but in the second half we were on top and then got caught at the end.
"Their goal was offside, but in football you are never finished when two teams fight to the end and we had enough chances to have scored a second goal.
"We will fight until the end, that is what we intend to do. But we have a big disappointment just for today and we have to continue to fight.
"We had, two or three times, chances to score the second goal and we didn't do it and of course we're disappointed to have been caught, especially in the way we conceded the goal.
"We played the second half in their half, but I couldn't see a way they could score a goal, apart from a long ball and that's the way they we conceded."