Date:Thursday January 31 2008
Sunderland manager Roy Keane was pleased with his sides vital win against fellow strugglers Birmingham.
Keane told safc.com "I don't think the performance was great - the big plus was getting a result without playing well. It was a good, professional performance. Every victory is important and the players have got to enjoy it, they worked their socks off. We've got to try to beat the other teams at the bottom, especially at home."
"We've been doing OK, we're heading in the right direction. Yorkie got injured and had to come at at half-time, it disrupted us. He will be out for Saturday. Every game provides a different test and we got a victory and a clean sheet. I thought we were unlucky to have a third disallowed."
"I'm delighted for Bardo. You've got to tackle people in this game and he did that well. I was tempted to start Prica but I thought it would be unfair. We had to change it because of an injury to Yorkie and he came on and did well - and scored a goal."
"He took the goal very well, he anticipated it, he had that instinct and then he had the ability to finish it. The priority is where we are in the league May, not tonight. We go to Liverpool on Saturday and it's another massive test for us."
"We are always talking about the strikers but our goalkeeper and defenders will be pleased with the clean sheet, because they have been heavily criticised. They should enjoy it."
"If we pick up the results, the league table will take care of itself. We've got to beat the teams around us and that will dictate our season. We've got Liverpool and then Wigan, more big games."
"It's nice for me to be able to say we didn't play particularly well and still win. You have to learn how to win games, and you do that by winning when you don't play well. We did that tonight."
Vital Sunderland Says
A great result for us a some good performances from the new lads. Phil Bardsley had a good debut solid when defending and looked a threat going forward. Prica had a good debut and deserved his goal.
Now they need to repeat their performances for the rest of the season.
Date:Thursday January 31 2008
Stats: Chelsea v Sunderland (Saturday April 19 2014)
Sunderland Halt Citeh's Charge (Wednesday April 16 2014)
Stats: Manchester City v Sunderland (Wednesday April 16 2014)
Team News From The Etihad Stadium, Manchester. (Wednesday April 16 2014)
Sunderland Travel To Etihad To Take On City (Wednesday April 16 2014)
Sunderland Short On Numbers Ahead Of City Clash (Wednesday April 16 2014)
Poyet Will Stay If He Can (Wednesday April 16 2014)
Keeper Must Wait For Contract Talks. (Tuesday April 15 2014)
Bardsley Misses Crucial Away Games (Tuesday April 15 2014)
Team Fully Back The Manager says Cattermole (Monday April 14 2014)
|14. Hull City||34||10||6||18||-9||36|
|15. Aston Villa||34||9||8||17||-14||35|
|Ashamed of Newcastle United
» Newcastle : 20/04/2014 20:48:00
|Vital Report: Cardiff 1 Stoke 1
» Cardiff : 20/04/2014 18:54:00
|United - No Cutting Edge!
» Man Utd : 20/04/2014 18:46:00
» Man Utd : 20/04/2014 18:39:00
» Everton : 20/04/2014 18:12:00
|Dear Randy...A Fans Retort
» Aston Villa : 20/04/2014 17:36:00
|City Defeated In Five Goal Thriller
» Norwich : 20/04/2014 17:04:00