Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has bemoaned the miss of his side's biggest opportunity in Sunday's FA Cup defeat against Spurs at White Hart Lane.
James Chester and Gabby Agbonlahor were both denied by last ditch blocks from close range, before two Tottenham goals took the game away from the Championship team.
Bruce praised the efforts of his players, but singled out the missed chance as a possible turning point.
"We’re a tad disappointed because just as we were getting into the game we had the big chance," he said, quoted by the Birmingham Mail.
"James Chester has a chance and Gabby Agbonlahor in that attack. You’re waiting for the big chance and can you take it?
"They’ve done as best as they could. It wasn’t quite good enough b
He added: "We’re disappointed with the goal because we could maybe stop the cross better.
"It was one of those that wasn’t a great cross. It’s behind you and he’s managed to get a head on it to score the goal.
"We had chances and that gives you something to hold on to. It wasn’t until I opened us up in the last 15 minutes, and let go it became a cup tie.