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Quoted: Houllier on Frustration at Losing 3 Points, Not 1

Gerard Houllier’s post match interview saw the Villa boss highly animated after losing what he claimed to be all 3 points rather than just 1, and I would have to agree. It was good to see him so obviously frustrated with the result after a promising performance for the most part. In my opinion what he said was pretty much spot on but you can judge for yourself!

“I don’t think we lost one point, we lost three points today, because we played better than Bolton, we created more chances and I thought we deserved to win today.

“Obviously we know we were a bit weak on set-plays but apart from that, there were a couple of situations where we could have scored and we didn’t score.

“We created something like 12 chances altogether, I don’t think they created that much apart from set-pieces and throw-ins.

“I was disappointed, there was probably a couple of turning points in the game, particularly at some stage when we had the opportunity to put in a third one.

“We were passing the ball well, building and creating good opportunities. It’s just a shame that we didn’t finish.

“But that happens sometimes in football. You’ve got to understand that the most important game is the next one.”

When asked whether he thought Bolton were right to protest the penalty award, which was subsequently missed by Ashley Young, he added;

“They didn’t argue about the fact that the referee made a mistake when Darren Bent was going straight to goal, and he was on his own because he is not offside.

“You can look at that, the linesman missed that one so whether he missed the other one, they don’t mention that.

“I think yes it was a penalty and we had a penalty and we should have scored, but it happens.”

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