The Brazilian, however, earned the respect of his peers given the magnanimous nature with which he accepted such a crushing defeat, even more agonisingly
in front of his home fans in Sao Paulo.
From 45 metres, and out of the sticky mud, Evans hit the ball straight only to see it fall agonisingly
Turner went agonisingly
close to completing a double on Quiet Reading in the nine-furlong apprentice handicap, but her mount lost out in a finish of heads to favourite Deeper In Debt, trained by Jamie Osborne and ridden by Steven Crawford.
At the other end, Neil Clement went agonisingly
close for the visitors.
Charlton's Steve Brown hit the inside of the post with two minutes left and the ball agonisingly
rebounded to safety across the face of goal.
Yet City were as good in the second half as they were bad in the first, hitting back through two Sergio Aguero goals and a Mario Balotelli penalty to fall agonisingly
short at the Etihad Stadium.
Bury had gone agonisingly
close to opening the scoring on the half hour, Ryan Lowe's well-struck shot coming back off the bar.
First, on the 18th hole, she watched an eagle putt fall agonisingly
short of the cup.
Hamilton won four grands prix and finished on the podium a further eight times in a remarkable campaign that ended in the 23-year-old agonisingly
missing out on the world title by a point.
Mifsud came agonisingly
close to emulating Ronaldo and said: "Missing out on the hat-trick is my one regret.
The Rhinos will be out for revenge having lost twice already this season to the Warriors, with both their encounters at Headingley seeing them come agonisingly
close to success, before losing 18-20 in the league and 18-22 in the Challenge Cup.
In 26 minutes Lucas Neill came agonisingly
close to adding a second with a 20-yard rising drive.