VIDEO: 'We deserved more from game against Sheffield United' insists Charlton boss Karl Robinson
Charlton boss Karl Robinson believes his side were unfortunate to leave Bramall Lane empty-handed yesterday after their 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United.
Robinson's side went ahead through Ricky Holmes' superb free-kick, but were edged out by goals from Jack O'Connell and Danny Lafferty as United went further clear at the top of League One.
And Robinson, who admitted in midweek he is "jealous" of United, insisted: "I think we deserved more from the game and I think we were the better team for most of it, certainly in the first half.
"To get the league leaders to change their shape after 20 minutes just showed our dominance.
“We had the best chances, but lacked a bit of concentration for their goals. When you come to Bramall Lane you know you’re going to be up against it with the fans and the intensity which they play at. But we didn’t crumble and became the better team.
“I’ve been here quite a lot and this is as good a team as I’ve faced here, but my team coped very well.”
The Addicks undoubtedly made a good start to the game, and could have gone further ahead when Tony Watt hit the bar with an overhead effort. But United came into the game towards the end of the first half and, to most observers at Bramall Lane, were good value for their victory.
“We’ve not won enough games and it’s unacceptable, but you can’t say we didn’t deserve more out of today’s game," Robinson added.
“We’ve got to find a way of keeping this momentum of how we’re playing and the key is being clinical in the boxes – we have to find those concentration levels to see games out. We had three or four glaring opportunities and we got punished for that, but I can’t fault the players’ mentality and effort.
"We’ve come here off the back of a very tough run of fixtures and we acquitted ourselves very well. We should probably be three or four points better off for our performances levels.”