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THERE were few thrills at the Stadium of Light as Sunderland played out a dire goalless draw with Fulham at the weekend.

Former Middlesbrough goalkeeper mark Schwarzer was the visitors’ hero with a last-gasp save to deny Sunderland an injury-time winner.

Sunderland's John O'Shea puts pressure on Fulham's Danny Mills.

Sunderland's John O'Shea puts pressure on Fulham's Danny Mills.

Even Black Cats’ boss Steve Bruce conceded that a home victory would have been harsh on Martin Jol’s Cottagers.

Bruce said: “The save their goalkeeper made at the end summed up our luck in the game.

“It was a great save and to be fair Mark Schwarzer has done that for years.

“When you look at the Fulham team, they’re a good side. They’ve been in the Barclays Premier League for years and you can see why.

“They’ve got a threat up front and they’re experienced at the back.

“For 70 minutes we did very well. There were lots of good things about the game.

“If we had scored rather than hit the bar twice in the first half then it’s a different game.

“As the game went on we started to look a bit ragged. We were trying to push people forward and trying to get a goal and it left us exposed.

“Overall, a draw was a fair result.

“The only thing that was missing was the most important thing, the goal threat, which unfortunately today we didn’t have enough of.”