Knighton couldn’t help his side avoid defeat as the Revs lost 4-2, which put an end to their nine-game unbeaten run in which they’d won five and drawn four. The 30-year-old ‘keeper feels New England paid the price for missed chances and points to the penalty decision as the turning point.
“We started the game the way we wanted to and got the early goal, there was a rough patch for ten or 15 minutes and they capitalised on their chances,” Knighton told the New England Revolution official YouTube channel.
“I think the penalty kind of changed the game. We’re in it still at 2-1 and we had chances at the other end that we just didn’t capitalise on. The penalty call changed the game and makes it 3-1.”
Despite the result, Knighton wasn’t critical of his teammates and has immediately turned his attentions to the next game.
“I thought the guys had a lot of effort tonight and we worked hard to get it back but obviously we came up a bit short.”
“Every game’s massive in the Eastern Conference and playing against DC, your rival, we’re going to have our full force of fans at Gillette Stadium and we’re looking to get three points and stay top of the table.”
Can New England Revolution bounce back when they face DC United on Saturday evening?