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No revelling for Owen, Nani

27 Sep 2010 11:05:14

No revelling for Owen, Nani

Manchester United's Reebok goalscorers were too shattered by failing to beat Bolton to glory in their strikes. Michael Owen scored his 200th league goal when he headed in United's second equaliser against Bolton. And Nani capped a top individual display with a first leveller to savour. But the Reds' third successive Premier League away draw ruined their personal efforts. United pulled a point back on early title pacesetters Chelsea after their 1-0 defeat at Eastlands against City and had the opportunity to rub salt in Arsenal's wounds after their shock home defeat to West Bromwich Albion. But Wanderers exposed United's defensive Achilles heel away from Old Trafford this season to cost them two points as Super Saturday for the Reds turned into Sour Sunday. We are frustrated because we wanted to get the three points after the way the results had gone on Saturday, said Owen, who hit his third goal in five days after a brace in the Carling Cup at Scunthorpe. It was our opportunity to close that gap at the top but it wasn't to be. Bolton is a tough place to come and get three points. We have to focus on our next game now. You'd rather have the top teams losing before you play than winning and the pressure being on you just to stay in touch. We were helped with a few nice results on Saturday but when you don't capitalise on it fully it leaves that disappointment. We have to focus on this week now. It is a long season and we are disappointed but we will bounce back. We created enough chances and probably dominated most of the game. Obviously they are quite dangerous in certain situations but we are disappointed to only get a point. It is nice to score goals. It has always been part of my career but reaching that milestone is tinged with disappointment at not getting the three points. Nani too was frustrated that the Reds were unable to benefit fully from Chelsea and Arsenal's defeats. We have lost two points and we had a chance to do better, he said. It is disappointing that we had a great chance to close on Chelsea but we didn't take it. I was pleased with my goal. It was a great goal and I am in good form but we should have won this game and that makes it disappointing. We are still on to fight for the top of the league. What do you think? Have your say.


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