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Trophy drought dismays O'Neill

16 Jan 2013 10:08:00

Trophy drought dismays O'Neill

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill is struggling to come to terms with another season without silverware.

The Black Cats marked the 40th anniversary of their last FA Cup triumph with a tame defeat to Bolton on Tuesday night. Two second-half goals from Marvin Sordell sent the Championship side through to an FA Cup fourth-round clash at home to Everton and left O'Neill to look ahead to a gruelling battle to secure his side's top-flight future. O'Neill said:

"The fact it is 40 years since we've won a trophy is far too long. We enjoyed a really good run last season and put some big results together in January and February, then we played Everton and were disappointing - but that was a quarter-final.

"Here we had the opportunity to play Everton again and we didn't take it and it is really disappointing.

"We're going to have to get it (consistency). This is a big club and we shouldn't be spending 40 years without winning something, we really shouldn't."


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