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Viduka rues missed chance

23 Apr 2007 - 12:04:09

Middlesbrough striker Mark Viduka thought his side were unlucky not to take all three points from the 1-1 draw at Manchester United.

The Australia international scored an equaliser on the stroke of half-time at Old Trafford after Kieran Richardson had given United an early lead.

Viduka thought he should have grabbed a second-half winner for Gareth Southgate's side, while Boro were also denied a penalty in stoppage-time after John O'Shea appeared to bring Dong-Gook Lee down.

"It's always very damaging for the other team when you score just before half-time," the striker told the Northern Echo.

"I think to come to Old Trafford and concede a goal in the first couple of minutes is very demoralising.

"But we stayed in it, went at them and got our reward. We could have picked up the three points and I should have put one away in the second half. It was a good chance but it was saved.

"It's certainly made things a lot more interesting. These kind of games are the reason we play football, to come to places like this and get a good result.

"Everybody was so happy in the dressing room, especially after the way we lost at Liverpool and to Aston Villa in the last two games. It was good for our confidence to come here and get something."


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