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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

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Date:Sunday August 15 2010

Time: 2:31AM


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