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Allardyce rues dropped points
19 Sep 2010 - 10:14:58
Frustrated manager Sam Allardyce claimed Blackburn Rovers wasted a glorious chance to pick up three points by drawing 1-1 with Fulham on Saturday.
Rovers started brightly and Chris Samba broke the deadlock midway through the first half at Ewood Park.
However, draw specialists Fulham claimed another point after Clint Dempsey restored parity with a header five minutes into the second half.
"We started so well and scored a goal, but instead of getting better we went worse," reflected Allardyce.
"We got to half-time and stressed the point to them that we'd sat back for the last ten minutes of the first half.
"We got a goal in front and they were looking shaky at the back, but instead of taking that on and going forward, they've scored off a quick free-kick.
"We didn't recover from that, we started to panic and I don't know why. We changed to a 4-4-2 formation with two up top, but you've got to get the ball down and play it in the right areas.
"But for whatever reason we haven't done that and in the end we've ended up with a draw rather than important victory."