English Premiership

Poyet: Two points lost

2014-12-29 11:26
Gus Poyet (Supplied)
Gus Poyet (Supplied)
Cape Town - Sunderland manager Gus Poyet saw his side play out a goalless draw against Aston Villa on Sunday, and views the stalemate as a missed opportunity.

The Black Cats played most of the second half with an extra man after Villa midfielder Fabian Delph was sent off. Despite the advantage, Sunderland could not find the breakthrough for what would have been only their second win in nine games, reports Football411.

The draw means Sunderland end the year 14th on the table, and Poyet isn't rejoicing in the single point gained on Sunday.

"It feels very much like we've lost two points today as the game was there to take," he told Sky Sports. "We tried, there's nobody can say that we didn't try as we were constantly pushing forward, but we just didn't find the back of the net.

"We should have made more of the extra man but we didn't. The effort was there but we just couldn't manage to make more of it."

Despite being disappointed with a draw against The Villans, Poyet will probably be happy to take a point from their next game; a trip to face reigning Champions Manchester City on January 1st.


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