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Poyet proud of Sunderland – and stunned by Manchester City ‘wonder-strikes’

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet applauds the fans after the final whistle as he walks round the pitch dejected

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet applauds the fans after the final whistle as he walks round the pitch dejected

SUNDERLAND boss Gus Poyet has said he’s proud of his team – and stunned by Manchester City’s two “wonder-strikes”.

The Black Cats ran the show in the first 45 minutes, and when Borini shrugged off Vincent Kompany to fire past Costel Pantilimon from a tight angle it came as no surprise.

There was no way City looked capable of launching such a devastating comeback at the end of the first half.

The favourites would have been 2-0 down had Kompany not denied the Italian with a superb tackle just before the break.

But then Manchester City’s double-whammy of wonder-strikes, as Poyet called them, but them in front in the second half.

Toure curled a dipping shot over Vito Mannone from 30 yards to level and Nasri clipped a sweet half-volley just inside the Sunderland stopper’s far post from Aleksander Kolarov’s pass.

Sunderland manager Poyet was stunned by the quality of both goals.

“I am proud of my team,” Poyet said.

“For 45 minutes we were more than decent but then Toure scores from 35 yards in the top corner. Maybe if we had two goalkeepers we would have stood a chance.”

 

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