We Should've Won It, O'Neill's Verdict
Martin O'Neill was bitterly disappointed that we couldn't nick the goal needed to take all 3 points today, but he is pleased we have kept 3 clean sheets in a row however.
Speaking on the official site after the match, O'Neill said it was the type of game where only a single goal would win it and he bemoaned our failure to turn the majority of possession into a win.
'One goal would have won it.
'We had three great opportunities and they were very, very close to breaking the deadlock.
'One goal would have been sufficient - it was that type of game.
'Brad made a good save near the end - but that was about the only real time he was called upon during the course of the game.
'It was disappointing because - on the back of the past two games - we went into this with a lot of confidence.
'I was hoping that we would be able to take that on and play strongly for 90 minutes. We were unable to do that and it was a bit frustrating.
'Saying all that, it was the third clean sheet in a row and I suppose we should take something from that.
'But overall, it was frustrating. If we had been able to take just one of those chances, I think it would have been enough.
'I thought both of Gareth's headers - the one in the first half and the one that hit the bar - were in. But it wasn't to be.'
It is grating that we couldn't capitalise on all 3 points again, but so many times last season this was the sort of game we would've lost in the final minutes, so I suppose some comfort should be taken from the fact we didn't let the concentration slip and we at least secured a point.