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Hangeland Bemoans Eagles' Luck

2 December 2014


Eagles defender Brede Hangeland rued his side's luck as they succumbed to a 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa at Selhurst Park.

Villans striker Christian Benteke popped up with the only goal of the game but despite seeing plenty of possession and chances, Palace just couldn't find a way past Brad Guzan to get a result.

The Norwegian defender believes that the Eagles were unlucky not to find the net, but should have taken at least one of their chances in a match that they enjoyed large spells of dominance.

He said: "I thought we were on top for large part of the game and I can only remember two shots they had on goal. We had a lot of situations around their box so it was frustrating not to get anything from the game.

"I thought we had enough possession and chances to win the game so we need to look at why we didn't do that. It was a disappointing evening for us."

Hangeland was also disappointed in the way at which Villa grabbed the only goal of the encounter, but feels as though they need to get something from Saturday's game against Tottenham Hotspur to get back on track sooner rather than later.

"I wish we could have done better for their goal, and with all the times we had the ball in their box we should have scored some goals," he added. "We had a lot of set-pieces and crosses and it didn't fall for us, and everything we shot hit their goalkeeper so it was just one of those days unfortunately.

"In this league it's all about points and we see this as a missed chance having played well enough to win the game so we need to go and get some points soon."

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