Roeder - we let them off the hook

Last updated : 27 April 2002 By Luke Thornhill
"It was the most chances we've created away from home this year in the first 45 minutes," said former United player Roeder.

"Bobby said right on the final whistle `You certainly let us off the hook there', and I think he's right, we did let them off the hook.

"We conceded two ridiculously poor goals and I counted six clear-cut chances plus the goal, and apart from one of the chances that fell to Defoe before he scored where (Shay) Given made a save, the keeper didn't have to make a save with the other chances.

"We missed the target. That's not bad luck, it's poor finishing. But for a team that's had an outstanding season and it's been a fortress up here this year, to have opened them up as easily as that on a number of occasions, I must admit it was a surprise.

"But you have to take your chances."