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  • Nickname:Black Cats
  • Founded:1879
  • Manager:Gus Poyet
  • Ground:Stadium of light
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Keane wants more points

12 Oct 2007 - 09:06:52

Sunderland manager Roy Keane wants his players to start turning performances into points after a recent difficult run of fixtures.

The Black Cats have picked up just one point from five Premier League matches since the start of September despite earning the plaudits for their performances against the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal.

Last weekend they fought back from two goals down to draw level with the Gunners before losing 3-2 at the Emirates Stadium.

But with matches against some of the top-flight's less glamorous clubs on the horizon, the Sunderland chief wants to put points on the board in a bid to pull away from the lower reaches of the table.

"You should believe you can get something from every Premier League game," he told the club's official website.

"But when you go to Arsenal, (Manchester) United, Liverpool and Chelsea, they are the four grounds when it is going to be very difficult.

"It would have been nice to get something out of the (Arsenal) game, it would have been a great bonus to us and we went close.

"There were plenty of positives - we played relatively well away from home but we got no points and we conceded one or two bad goals.

"We move on and focus on the next game now and it's important that we try to get something out of it."


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