Lesson not learned - Fletcher

12 September 2010 02:00

Midfielder Darren Fletcher accepts Manchester United have lessons to learn about their away performances so far this season if they are to avoid serious damage to their Barclays Premier League title challenge.

Having spent so many seasons dishing out last-gasp defeats to their rivals Sir Alex Ferguson's side received a taste of their own medicine as Everton fought back from 3-1 down to snatch a draw with two goals in injury time at Goodison Park.

In their only other away game so far this season United saw Fulham's Brede Hangeland earn a 2-2 draw with an 89th-minute header - moments after Nani had missed a penalty.

Fletcher said: "We should have learned from the Fulham game and we didn't. We really have to learn from this game if we want to take it forward this season and win the league.

"We can't afford to throw away points as we have done in the two away games so far. It just shows you that you think you are winning 3-1 and can take it easy, but you've got to keep taking your chances and really finish the game off.

"These are moments you can look back on and say `That should have been three points', but it is a long season and there are many twists and turns to come."

Source: PA

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