Houston: We feel hard done by
Dundee United manager Peter Houston felt his side were
unfortunate to leave Hearts with nothing to show for their
Houston was pleased with his side’s display but they fell behind
to a first-half brace from Ryan Stevenson, one goal coming from the
spot, and, although Keith Watson pulled one back after the break,
Houston’s men could not get a leveller.
“I thought the team that played the better football lost today,”
“We played quite well in the first half as well and again it
comes down to an individual error. Brian (McLean, defender) should
deal with the first goal, but we didn’t deal with it properly and
we found ourselves a goal down.
“I haven’t seen the penalty again. I thought it was a bit soft,
but other people have told me it was a penalty kick.
“We found ourselves chasing the game and second half I thought
we absolutely pummelled them.
“We were the away team today but we pinned Hearts back and they
were desperately hanging on.
“They cleared everything we threw into the box but I’m walking
away from here with nothing and I feel a wee bit hard done by. The
ball didn’t break for us today.”
Former Hearts man Rudi Skacel was given a good reception by the
home supporters and Houston was happy with his display.
“I thought he worked really hard,” said Houston. “He’s been
playing really well recently and that’s why he played. It was his
shot that we got the goal from. I thought he worked his socks off
but nothing really broke for him today.”