30 Jan 2009

Benitez looking for excuses after going third

9:17 am on 30 January 2009

The Liverpool football manager Rafa Benitez is blaming everyone but his players for missing the chance to draw level with Manchester United in the English Premier League.

The 1-1 draw at Wigan is Liverpool's fourth straight draw in three weeks in all competitions and it's dropped them to third place behind Chelsea after they beat Middlesbrough 2-0.

Perhaps looking for scapegoats Benitez says he didn't like much of the second half at Wigan, including the all-important late penalty decision and claims the home side were over-physical.