Rowell Report: Fortune favoured Sunderland

Ex-Sunderland footballer Gary Rowell
Ex-Sunderland footballer Gary Rowell
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SUNDERLAND got a point against Spurs, but they really rode their luck and the visitors must be wondering how they could have dominated a game so much, yet still failed to win.

Incredibly, if Will Buckley had converted a late chance, Sunderland could actually have won, but that would have been a total injustice and even I would have been embarrassed to take all three points.

Spurs looked stronger, fitter and quicker than Sunderland and they ran the midfield so much that for long periods, we just couldn’t get the ball off them.

Saturday’s game was one Sunderland would have lost 12 months ago - and heavily at that - but we dug in and crucially didn’t allow Spurs to open up a two-goal lead, as there was no way they would have come back from that.

Sometimes when good fortune is on your side and the opposition fail to kill you off, you can get something you don’t deserve and that’s exactly what happened on Saturday.