David Moyes admitted that Everton only had themselves to blame after losing 2-1 to Liverpool in their FA Cup semi-final on Saturday.
Nikica Jelavic opened the scoring midway through the first half and the Toffees were looking solid as they went into the interval with a lead.
However, Liverpool came out strongly at the start of the second period and, after Andy Carroll had missed a glorious chance, Luis Suarez made it 1-1 just after the hour mark.
The Uruguayan capitalised on a shocking backpass from Sylvain Distin to finish past Tim Howard with the outside of his boot, before Carroll nodded home the winner three minutes from time.
The result came as a bitter disappointment to the travelling Everton fans and left Moyes to reflect on a couple of costly mistakes.
"It was our own fault today because we gave them the opportunities," he said on ESPN.
"Any goals, you always look to try to correct them. We'd all done all the job. We'd done well in the game. They'd missed one chance from Andy Carroll at the back post early on. The rest of it we were coping with it fine.
"But that's what happens and that's why if you make mistakes it doesn't win you trophies. Unfortunately today we made the mistake, which probably gave us no chance of making the final.
"I thought we were always going to have to deal with Liverpool in the second half. They were 1-0 down in the semi-final of the cup - if it was the other way round we'd be the same.
"Liverpool started brightly. I thought we'd weathered it and hoped we might get a second. As it was we just got ourselves into a wee bit of trouble.
"Obviously we're really sorry and disappointed for the supporters who came here after the way we've been playing - we've been playing well.
"But today we just succumbed to a couple of poor decisions."