Oct 8 2012 By Yann Tear
KIERAN Richardson admits he was guilty of a 'schoolboy error' that deprived Fulham of all three points at Southampton on Sunday.
The midfielder came off the bench to score his first goal for the Whites, and it looked like being the winner, with only two minutes to go.
But a second or two after Fulham thought they had won a free-kick in injury time to kill the contest, Richardson lunged in on a Saints player to concede the set piece from which the home side snatched a dramatic equaliser.
“Obviously, I thought I'd scored the winner, so for me to give away the free-kick that led to their goal – I was a bit upset about that,” the former Manchester United player said.
“I think I got a bit frustrated because we should have had a free-kick for a foul on [Giorgos] Karagounis, but it wasn't to be.
“I think with my experience, I should have done better in that situation. But I'll learn from that.”
Richardson did not allow the moment to totally spoil his afternoon, though, saying his faith had filled with the belief he was going to score.
“It's still a happy day for me, scoring my first goal for Fulham,” he said.
“I've been thinking about it all week and I kind of knew I was going to score today when I got up. I'd been praying all week to god and I knew that I'd come on and score.
“My faith was strong this week. I went to church and got filled with the holy spirit, which was great for me, and I felt sharp all week in training.”