EPL: We Were Lucky with Penalty, Admits United’s Evans

27 Mar 2012

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Fulham manager, Martin Jol points at Michael Carrick after the Manchester United midfielder raises his hand after tripping Danny Murphy in the box


Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has acknowledged his side was a little lucky with the controversial penalty decision in its 1-0 Premier League victory over Fulham.

Wayne Rooney's goal moved the reigning champion three points clear of its city rival and into pole position for another title, despite the Red Devils not being at their best, reports

"It’s a great result for us but we were a bit disappointed with the performance," the Northern Ireland defender told Sky Sports. "We’ve managed to grind out a 1-0 victory and it puts us top of the league again. It would be nice to get more goals but looking back on the game we’re just delighted to get the three points after the performance we put in wasn’t up to our usual standard.

"The last home game against West Brom we had to wait till about the 35-minute mark but it was similar today in that we had to be patient to get the goal and it was just unfortunate that we didn’t manage to go on and get another couple of goals."

Evans went on to admit that the referee could have handed Fulham a penalty late on when Danny Murphy was tackled from behind in the box.

"Yeah you have a quick look to the referee. He’s waved it away but having seen it back again I think he could’ve given a penalty for it," he said of Michael Carrick's questionable tackle on Murphy.

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