Carrick won't dwell on draw
Michael Carrick has urged Man Utd to move on from the draw with Newcastle and focus on the next game.
Last Updated: 20/04/11 8:47am
Michael Carrick believes Manchester United were unlucky not to be awarded a late penalty against Newcastle on Tuesday night but has urged his team-mates to move on from the goalless stalemate and focus on the next game.
The Red Devils had been looking to take a significant step towards reclaiming the Premier League title at St James' Park but were frustrated by a spirited performance from the hosts.
It looked like United might snatch a last-gasp victory when Javier Hernandez went down in the area following a Danny Simpson challenge, but referee Lee Probert waved away appeals for a spot-kick and instead booked the Mexican for diving.
Carrick admits it was disappointing to come away with a draw after viewing replays of the incident that he believes suggest Probert made a mistake.
"I thought it was a penalty. I've (since) seen an angle on the TV and there is contact there," Carrick told MUTV.
"I was screaming for a penalty and I thought it was [going to be] another late goal for us. Obviously it's disappointing it wasn't given."
The result left United seven points clear of nearest rivals Arsenal, who face Tottenham on Wednesday, and Carrick is now looking to return to winning ways against Everton at Old Trafford this weekend.
"We thought we played well enough in the second half to score a goal at least. Giggsy had a chance or two and Chicha had the penalty shout," reflected the midfielder.
"We came here to win the game so we're obviously disappointed. At the moment the draw feels more like two points dropped [than one gained]. But we'll have to take it and move on.
"We're still in a good position and Saturday's game will be another big one for us."