Vital Football

Latest Sunderland AFC News

O'Neill: 'A great performance start to finish'

O'Neill: 'A great performance start to finish'

Martin O'Neill was a happy man on Saturday as he saw his Sunderland side overcome West Ham 3-0 at the Stadium of Light.

The result over the East Londoners sees the Black Cats cement 14th spot - six points above the drop zone at this stage.

Goals from Seb Larsson - a stunner - Adam Johnson and a James McClean tap-in secured a comfortable win for the Lads who consigned the Irons to another away day defeat.

Speaking afterwards to the Sunderland Official Site, O'Neill said of the victory:

"It was a great performance from start to finish.'

The Ulsterman continued: "Our second goal very important, we were 1-0 up at the break and I thought we should have had more. West Ham were looking dangerous.

"[Adam] Johnson`s goal came at an important time and then the third one killed it off."

Sam Allardyce was understandably less-than-impressed with his side's showing - their sixth away defeat in 10 Barclays Premier League matches.

'It was the time and the way that we conceded the second goal that was most frustrating,' Allardyce told the West Ham Official Site.

The former Mags boss lamented his side's defending: 'The ball gets headed out and, in the space of a few seconds, Stephane Sessegnon is running down their right in behind Guy Demel and he passed it across the box and there is James McClean stood all on his own. God only knows where our defenders had gone.'

Sunderland are back in F.A Cup action this week as they host N.Power Championship outfit Bolton Wanderers at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday night.



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

Writer:safc123
Date:Sunday January 13 2013
Time: 1:27AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

Sunderland Striker Set For AC Milan Switch?

It's being reported that Sunderland striker Fabio Borini will in fact make the switch to Italian side AC Milan and not Lazio as originally thought.

Celtic To Celebrate Stadium Of Light Celebration

Scottish treble winners Celtic will head to Sunderland to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Stadium of Light.

Watmore & McNair Will Be A Bonus - Honeyman

Youngster George Honeyman has said that he believes the return to fitness of Duncan Watmore and Paddy McNair will be a huge boost to Sunderland in 2017/18.

FA End Betting Sponsorship

Late yesterday afternoon, the Football Association announced the result of its three month review of their relationship with gambling companies and that association now comes to an end.

Archived Vital Sunderland Articles

Vital Sunderland articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Sunderland
Write For Vital Sunderland
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Chelsea MotM
Suggested By:
Pickford61%
Jones0%
O Shea10%
Lescott3%
Manquillo3%
Larsson7%
Cattermole3%
Rodwell3%
Oviedo0%
Januzaj0%
Borini0%
Sub - Gooch7%
Sub - Gibson3%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

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

Sunderland A.F.C. Fixtures (view all)

Write for Vital Football