Kevin Keegan has admitted that a draw was probably a fair result after he spoke after the game this evening, but 0-0 takes some believing.
Kevin Keegan – surprised there were no goals tonight
But with the game being so end to end Kevin says he could hardly believe how the game finished with out any goals being scored.
Both teams had chances to win the match in the second half. Jermain Defoe and Michael Owen both had golden opportunities to win the game for their side, but both missed.
But it appears that Keegan was happy to take the point when he gave his post-match comments after the game:
“I think both Harry (Redknapp) and myself will look at it probably the same: could’ve won it, could’ve lost it,” “If we’re honest, on the day a draw was right, but a 0-0 draw, I’m not sure.”
“There were an awful lot of chances, but a combination of good goalkeeping and players being over-hasty, they were missed and it’s a 0-0.”
Owen’s chance, in the 71st minute, came after a wild Distin clearance fell right for the Newcastle captain from just 5 yards out. But from Owen’s volley, David James somehow diverted the shot over the crossbar, without knowing much about what happened. Owen could have broken the net with the chance, but it was not to be.
And of the Portsmouth and England goalkeeper, who Keegan once took to Manchester City, Kevin added:
“David James has had such a season, I think he could save it with his cap at the moment.” “I don’t think I can come here and say we deserved to win but we certainly deserved at least a draw.”
“I thought everyone tried hard.” “They’re a big, strong, physical side.” “People aren’t scoring much against them. I’m pleased with the performance.”
It seems the overall opinion is that a draw was the fair result, although either side could have won it, with a little more luck.
We think it was a well won point, and another good display from the lads.
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