McLeish's View: Tottenham (a)

Last updated : 13 September 2009 By Brian Cartlidge

With the scores level at 1-1 and just seconds remaining in the game at White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon, Blues looked to have secured a well-deserved point until stand-in left-back and former Spurs defender Stephen Carr slipped with the ball at his feet just inside his own half which presented Tottenham with the ball and ultimately led to a late winner by the home side from Aaron Lennon.

Lee Bowyer had earlier equalised opening goal from Peter Crouch.

"The late winner was a boot in the proverbials. But life goes on," McLeish said after the 2-1 defeat.

"Stephen Carr is gutted. He is really upset. He had a fantastic game and really nullified the threat of Lennon."

"We deserved something for our second-half performance.

"We could have won the game at the end after we equalised and I'm disappointed not to have taken three points.

"I thought we made chances and passed it well. In the last 10 to 15 minutes, our possession play was excellent.

"We are a better team, without question."