‘We did enough to win it’ – Sam Allardyce claims Sunderland deserved more than a point from Arsenal clash

24 Apr

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce believes his side deserved better than a point against Arsenal on Sunday.


The Black Cats created a host of chances against their Champions League-chasing opponents but were unable to find a way past Petr Cech as the match ended goalless.

That was enough to move Sunderland out of the bottom three on goal difference, but Allardyce feels his side missed a glorious opportunity to edge even further away from relegation danger.

He said: “All in all I am just a tinge disappointed we haven’t converted that performance into three very, very precious points.

“It would have been our biggest victory of the season and in all honesty after the second half performance I think we did enough to just win it by that odd goal. We didn’t but we played extremely well against a top side.

“Defensively we were extremely solid and when they broke the defence our goalkeeper was very good again when we needed him.

“When we got in amongst them in the second half and stopped them playing and controlled the tempo of the game we started to get a little bit of panic in the Arsenal defence and with some of the chances we created we are perhaps a little disappointed we haven’t converted one of those today.”

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