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Ferguson: We threw it away

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson beomaned his side's inability to hold onto the lead, after watching them throw away a two-goal advantage against Everton.

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Steven Pienaar's early goal put the Toffees ahead before strikes from Darren Fletcher, Nemanja Vidicand Dimitar Berbatov gave United a seemingly comfortable lead.

But David Moyes' side continued to press and were rewarded as stoppage time goals from Tim Cahill and Mikel Arteta snatched a dramatic point.

"Football can do that to you,'' Ferguson said. "In a game of a completely comfortable position we've thrown it away - simple as that. The last two away games have been like that.

"We lost a goal against Fulham with two minutes to go, and the same again today. We had chances to bury Everton and we didn't do it.

"We played some good football at times. Berbatov I thought was our best player. I thought he was absolutely brilliant today but that's all wasted because we've given the two points away.''

Meanwhile, Ferguson expects captain Rio Ferdinand to return to the line-up for Tuesday's Champions League clash with Rangers.

"I think Rio will play on Tuesday night,'' he added of the 31-year-old, who has been sidelined with a knee injury sustained in England's first training session in South Africa before the World Cup. It a European tie at home and we've got to take advantage of that.''

Everton boss Moyes was left incensed by referee Martin Atkinson, after he blew the full-time whistle before Phil Jagielka got his shot away following a quick Everton break from a United corner.

"I think the two goals were scored after 90 minutes and they'd put up three minutes of extra time,'' Moyes told Sky Sports. "I think you've said it's about three and a half minutes.


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