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Man Utd's Ferguson accepts: 'We should have been better'

Despite being frustrated with the assistant referee, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson concedes his side were not good enough to hold out for a win against Tottenham at White Hart Lane today.

The league leaders were heading for their 19th victory of the campaign after Robin van Persie scored in the 25th minute but Clint Dempsey's injury-time leveller denied them going seven points clear of second-placed Manchester City and Ferguson felt his players did not cope with the pressure of Spurs late in the game.

"You're 1-0 up with a minute to go and we're comfortable at that stage," he told Sky Sports.

"But Tottenham have worked their socks off and you have to give them credit. You can't deny them a point because they've worked ever so hard for it.

"We'd got used to them pumping balls into the box. You'd have thought we'd have dealt with it better.

"And on the counter attack we should have finished them off. It was the final ball letting us down and we should have been better than that."

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