Late goals leave Harry reeling

07 December 2009 07:54
Harry Redknapp blamed slack defending for Tottenham Hotspur's failure to overcome Everton in Sunday's 2-2 draw at Goodison Park. Jermain Defoe and Michael Dawson had fired the north London club into a 2-0 lead in the early stages of the second half, but replies from Louis Saha and Tim Cahill ensured the spoils were shared. England striker Defoe also missed a late penalty to rub salt into Redknapp's wounds. "It was game over as we looked to be in control and I couldn't see any way we weren't going to go on and win," said Redknapp. "We had chances to go 3-0 up and then they pulled a goal back. It was poor defending, we got sucked in. "They came on strong and it was a different game for 10 minutes. When you get it back to 2-1 you are going to throw the kitchen sink at the opposition and that is what they did. "Then we get a great chance to win it with a penalty with the last kick of the game. "Robbie Keane is our penalty taker but you'd fancy the little man to score with the form he is in. But it wasn't to be." Meanwhile, Redknapp revealed that Wilson Palacios picked up a worrying rib injury which required hospital treatment after the Honduras midfielder won the late penalty.

Source: ESA