UK time is: 06:20:53
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

O'Neill: 'We should have been able to hold on'

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill was left frustrated by a late equalizer for the second weekend on the trot after Kevin Nolan's 90th minute leveller at the Boleyn Ground.

After Luis Suarez rescued a point for Liverpool at the Stadium of Light with eight minutes to play last weekend, Hammers' skipper Nolan once again prevented the Black Cats from recording their first league win of the season.

Stephen Fletcher had O'Neill's side ahead after just four minutes with a neat finish before the Irons laid siege on the Black Cats goal.

Simon Mignolet's goal led a charmed life until the 90th minute when former Mag Nolan popped up to deny Sunderland three points at the death.

Speaking afterwords to safc.com, O'Neill revealed his frustration at letting two points slip:

"We should have won the game and we should have been able to hold on," admitted O'Neill.

"There were a number of really good chances to make it 2-0 and with a little bit more care on the ball we could have scored those.

"When you don`t take those chances you always leave yourself wide open to an equalising goal."

Despite registering just a handful of efforts on target, O'Neill lamented the fact that his side were unable to grab a decisive second:

"As that pressure mounted, I thought we dealt with it well. But we missed too many good chances and we should have done better. We should have had more than one goal today."

Sunderland are back in League Cup action this Tuesday as they head to Milton Keynes to face MK Dons in the second round of the Capital One Cup.






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: safc123 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday September 22 2012

Time: 9:01PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

Borini Poll Result.. (Wednesday July 30 2014)

Poyet Wants Deals Sorting Out ASAP (Wednesday July 30 2014)

The Borini Saga Continues (Wednesday July 30 2014)

Rodriguez Move Bites The Dust. (Tuesday July 29 2014)

Archived Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

List All Vital Sunderland Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. thomas bjorn 24
2. Barry Green 22
3. Book Thief 22
4. roggy 15
5. Wattsy44 12
6. Poyets Pet 12
7. 8barcodes 11
8. treader 10
9. smegma 9
10. pookie 6

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0
15. Spurs 0 0 0 0 0 0
16. Stoke 0 0 0 0 0 0
17. Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0 0
18. Swansea 0 0 0 0 0 0
19. WBA 0 0 0 0 0 0
20. West Ham 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

5 Years Since Sir Bobby Left Us
Newcastle : 31/07/2014 00:56:00
So Suarez Was Too Good For Liverpool Too, Right?
Arsenal : 31/07/2014 00:12:00
Swansea City Boss: More Signings To Come
Swansea : 30/07/2014 21:09:00
Borini Poll Result..
Sunderland : 30/07/2014 18:15:00
Ghanaian International Coming On Loan?
Sunderland : 30/07/2014 17:20:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who will prove to be the better keeper this season?
Suggested By:  
Mannone 80%
Pantilimon 20%
About the same 0%