Parker surprised by Sunderland’s tactics

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Tottenham captain Scott Parker was surprised by Sunderland’s tactics after his side left the Stadium of Light with a 0-0 draw today.

Spurs were unable to break down their hosts in a game of few chances.

They have gone ahead of Arsenal into third place as a result, although England skipper Parker was disappointed they did not secure all three points.

“It was a quite a slow game, we dominated possession in both halves,” he said.

“Sunderland set up to get men behind the ball.

“We were a bit surprised at how they set up. We expected them to come at us a bit more, but we will take a draw and move on.”