Vital Football

Latest Sunderland AFC News

Manager Reaction @ Forest

Manager Reaction @ Forest

Sunderland manager Roy Keane was pleased to see his player grind out a win after going behind to Robert Earnshaw freekick.

Phil Bardsley scored the equaliser to get Sunderland back on level terms and David Healy got the winner in the first half of extra time.

Keane told Sunderland`s official site "It was a cracking cup tie but our performance was not that great, I thought our general play was poor. Forest were outstanding, physically they were very tough and they play football the way it should be."

"I'm pleased with the result. Credit to Forest for making it hard but credit to us, we stuck in there. Sometimes cup football is about just getting through."

"There were pluses and minuses. We can play a lot better but the positive thing is the result, we showed good character. Some of my players left a good impression on me."

"We had chances in the first half, we made it hard for ourselves but we scored a great second goal. If we had lost, we would have had no one to blame but ourselves."

"We made a mistake with their goal but after that we dug deep and defended well."

"There are a few injuries - one or two lads went down with cramp. Steed has a problem, David Healy got a blow at the end, but you expect a physical challenge, we'll assess the situation tomorrow."

"Djibril had cramp after about 70 minutes. Ideally, we would have not played him for that long. We were really down to 10 men in extra time. Our back four deserve a lot of credit for hanging in extra-time."

"We're through to the third round and we're pleased. I felt we just about edged it."

"We lost Kieran in training yesterday, he was not fit to travel, and Steed, Djibril and Healy have picked up injuries. You need a big squad. We are two weeks into the season and we are being tested already."

"It would be nice to get some sort of run together, get some momentum."

Vital Sunderland Says

It great to our first cup game under Keane he seem to have finally decided to go for it in the cup game with him fielding a very strong side.




Win £1,000,000 every week with Man of the Match®

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:KEV1N
Date:Thursday August 28 2008
Time: 9:22PM

Comments

0
How did the 'green' shirt tribute to Cloughie go?
merlin
29/08/2008 20:47:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

2016/17 Summer Transfer Deadline Tomorrow

The 2016/17 summer transfer window closes tomorrow - Wednesday August 31.

Sunderland Duo Get England U21 Call

Sunderland duo Jordan Pickford and Duncan Watmore have been called up by Gareth Southgate for England's upcoming Under 21 qualifier against Norway.

Lens Set For Turkey Switch

Jeremain Lens has confirmed that he will be moving to Turkish club Fenerbahce as early as Tuesday.

Defoe Defends Unlucky Pickford

Jermain Defoe was one of the first Sunderland player's to leap to the defence of goalkeeper Jordan Pickford who was beaten late in the game at Southampton on Saturday.

Archived Vital Sunderland Articles

Vital Sunderland articles from

Site Journalists

JoJo
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Middlesbrough (h)
Suggested By:
Mannone5%
Love0%
O'Shea (off 37)1%
Djilobodji15%
van Aanholt 11%
Rodwell1%
McNair (off 45)1%
Gooch (yellow)52%
Watmore (off 81)0%
Januzaj 4%
Defoe 3%
Pienaar (on 37)3%
Lens (on 46)3%
Asoro (on 81)1%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 3 3 0 0 9 6
2 Chelsea 3 3 0 0 9 5
3 Man Utd 3 3 0 0 9 5
4 Everton 3 2 1 0 7 2
5 Hull City 3 2 0 1 6 2
6 Middlesbrough 3 1 2 0 5 1
7 Spurs 3 1 2 0 5 1
8 Arsenal 3 1 1 1 4 1
9 Leicester City 3 1 1 1 4 0
10 WBA 3 1 1 1 4 0
11 Liverpool 3 1 1 1 4 -1
12 West Ham 3 1 0 2 3 -2
13 Burnley 3 1 0 2 3 -2
14 Swansea 3 1 0 2 3 -2
15 Southampton 3 0 2 1 2 -2
16 Sunderland 3 0 1 2 1 -2
17 Crystal Palace 3 0 1 2 1 -2
18 Watford 3 0 1 2 1 -3
19 AFC Bournemouth 3 0 1 2 1 -3
20 Stoke 3 0 1 2 1 -4
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Results (view all)

Sunderland A.F.C. Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Flasher7
2.Buster Ballsack2
3.francis batter1