UK time is: 04:43:42
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

O'Neill: 'A really spirited performance'

Martin O'Neill admitted that his side showed Manchester United 'too much respect' in the first-half at Old Trafford this afternoon, going in 2-0 down at the break.

Goals from Robin Van Persie and Tom Cleverley within 10 minutes of one another did for the Black Cats who put in a stronger showing in the second-period.

Wayne Rooney added a third before Fraizer Campbell pulled one back for the Lads, opening his account for the season with a consolation strike.

Speaking afterwards to safc.com, O'Neill admitted his side had made it easy for the Red Devils during the first period:

"Coming to Old Trafford can sometimes be daunting and I think we gave a very good side a little bit too much respect early on in the game."

The Ulsterman continued:

"Their first goal was a mistake on our part and we probably should have dealt with it better," noted O'Neill.

"It was a really spirited performance in the second half,' observed the boss.

"We improved and created some very good chances. It could have made for a really interesting finish, but we were unable to put them away.'

Sunderland are back on the road next weekend, heading to resurgent Southampton.




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 December 15 2012

Time: 6:24PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

Poyet Looking For A Trio. (Thursday July 24 2014)

Gus Chasing Celtic Defender? (Thursday July 24 2014)

Scocco Leaves For Newell's Old Boys (Thursday July 24 2014)

Alonso Deal A Non Starter? (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Missing Duo Not A Problem (Monday July 21 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 21
2. Barry Green 17
3. Book Thief 15
4. roggy 11
5. Poyets Pet 11
6. smegma 7
7. andyj1973 5
8. Wattsy44 4
9. 8barcodes 4
10. Freaky Teeth 2

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

Apologies of an Englishman in New York
Chelsea : 25/07/2014 03:46:00
Forthcoming Friendly Cup Chosen For TV
Newcastle : 24/07/2014 22:48:00
Mbiwa Still Linked With Loan Move
Newcastle : 24/07/2014 22:26:00
The Black Cats looking at Patrick van Aanholt!
Chelsea : 24/07/2014 21:39:00
How Swansea City's Squad Is Shaping Up
Swansea : 24/07/2014 21:23:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

14m for Borini
Suggested By:  
Bargain 19%
Just Right 27%
Too Much 54%