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Harry blames penalty award

26 Apr 2009 - 11:42:37

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp blamed the award of a controversial penalty for his side's 5-2 defeat at the hands of Manchester United.

Spurs had stunned the title-chasing Red Devils by racing into a 2-0 half-time lead in Saturday's Old Trafford encounter courtesy of goals by Darren Bent and Luka Modric.

But after goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes was adjudged to have brought down Spurs old-boy Michael Carrick in the 57th minute and Cristiano Ronaldo converted a highly debatable spot-kick, the floodgates opened and Spurs were soundly beaten.

"The turning point was definitely the penalty," claimed an agitated Redknapp. "At that stage I couldn't see us getting beaten. It was a gift which wasn't deserved. It was a terrible decision.

"It's a great bit of goalkeeping, he's got to the ball. We conceded bad goals after that but we can't feel sorry for ourselves.

"You've got to be strong and get on with it and you can't concede goals like that just because you feel hard done by."

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