O'Leary: We Were Unfortunate

Last updated : 11 January 2004 By Paul Doherty
"We won with a fluky goal against Portsmouth and Liverpool have won this one with an equally fortunate goal," he said after the 1-0 defeat at Anfield.

"We were lucky then, but as you can see, these things even themselves out."

"Liverpool, I suppose, expect more. They are expected to beat teams like Villa at home and they have to win home games if they are to get into the Champions League.

"It is a completely different agenda to us. We gave everything and were unfortunate, but in fact we did not really make too many chances.

"We had Liverpool hanging on at the end. They looked nervous before the break, and afterwards. In fact, when they went in at the break with that lucky goal lead they would probably have been happy for the match to end there."