Roeders' thoughts on the 1-0 defeat

Last updated : 10 January 2009 By Ashblade
Glenn Roeder
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Glenn described todays game as 'irritating' as the Canaries lost the game to the Blades away at the Lane. After seeing Hoolahan hit the woodwork then shortly after that Lupoli followed with a Header just to hit the crossbar for a second time which could have gave them a 2-1 lead over the Blades at the Lane and also gave them the edge over the relegation zone.

"The performance was excellent, considering this is a club I think will probably be promoted back to the Premier League this year. They have a strong side with many having played in the Premiership. To come here and match them all the way and at times be the better side, just makes it the more galling yet again to have not taken any points from the game. We need to take heart from the performance today. I don't usually agree with what referees have to say but when Mark Halsey says to me after the game 'you deserved at least a point there' then I have to agree." says Glenn

"The goal was very poor - we've gone to sleep there and been punished. Then at the other end we've hit the woodwork twice and when Lupoli has headed that second one it's looked for all the world as if it's drifting in, but at the last moment it drifts out on to the post and wide. Marshall's made his customary world-class save to keep it at 1-0 to be fair, but we've had other chances as well. Wes Hoolahan has hit the bar, Doc has had two effort bundled off the line from a corner, Crofty has missed another good one, Doc brought a good save out of Kenny late. We can take encouragement from the chances created but we must start being more ruthless." added Glenn.