Birmingham City - Gaffers View: Sunderland Away (2-2)
UK time is: 18:13:55
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Gaffers View: Sunderland Away (2-2)



Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish could not praise the spirit of his players enough after they fought back from two goals down to earn a point at the Stadium of Light against Sunderland.

A Darren Bent penalty and an own goal from Stephen Carr looked to have given Steve Bruce three points against his old side but a never say die attitude from the players saw Scott Dann pull a goal back before a dramatic equaliser two minutes before the final whistle.

Blues were helped by the sending off of Sunderland captain Lee Cattermole for a second yellow card just before half time.

But although McLeish was delighted with the way his side fought back, he did warn that the display was a below par one and expected better.

He said: 'There's 37 games to go and I would hate to go through every game watching that. It was a tough game for us. We didn't pass it the way we can.

'I felt we were lacking a little bit of sharpness in one or two areas. We caved in, and it was self-inflicted, although it wasn't a penalty because it was outside the box.

"But we showed in the end the fantastic resilience and spirit that the players have got. When you've got set-piece accuracy from somebody like Larsson, it just needs somebody to be on the end of it.'

The Journalist

Writer: Foxxy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 15 2010

Time: 2:31AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Birmingham 0 0 0 0 +0 0
2. Blackburn 0 0 0 0 +0 0
3. Bolton 0 0 0 0 +0 0
4. Brentford 0 0 0 0 +0 0
5. Brighton 0 0 0 0 +0 0
6. Bristol City 0 0 0 0 +0 0
7. Burnley 0 0 0 0 +0 0

Birmingham City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Ruiz Set to Join Sporting Lisbon
Fulham : 03/07/2015 17:59:00
Backroom Changes For Dougie
Forest : 03/07/2015 17:10:01
Ince Makes Derby Move
Hull City : 03/07/2015 16:59:00
Green Leaves MK Dons
MK Dons : 03/07/2015 16:52:01
Coady Makes Wolves Move
Huddersfield : 03/07/2015 16:52:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are Birmingham ready for the upcoming season?
Suggested By:  
Yes 20%
I don't know 1%
No 79%