Early pressure is key, says Yorke

17 February 2009 02:59
Sunderland midfielder Dwight Yorke believes a strong start will be the key to getting a result against Arsenal in Saturday's trip to North London.Yorke is fully aware of the Gunners' slick football but is adamant that if the hosts can be contained early on then a good result is possible."You can't give Arsenal a headstart," the veteran told BBC Radio Newcastle."We try to contain them, and we'll try to do that for the first 20 minutes, it's all about keeping the ball."The quality of Arsenal's playing surface is another aspect which Yorke believes could have an impact on the game.Both sides favour a passing approach, and the Trinidad & Tobago international is hopeful that the players will make the most of any opportunities to attack the hosts on Saturday.

Source: BBC_Sport