John McCormick writes…..
I was at our previous game, which we lost. We did, however, have the semblance of a team and it was our first loss in three games, against a full-on Liverpool team. So full on, in fact, that I endured loads of stick on Monday from deluded scousers who, having listened to Klopp, thought we did nothing but defend. But I knew better and had a feeling we would show what we could do when we played the Premier League champions.
Not that it matters what I think. The really important words come from our manager, who writes to Colin (and maybe one or two others) immediately after each game. And Colin, in his turn, passes the letter on to his team so we can share it with you:
Sunderland 2 Leicester City (Premier League Champions) 1
Today’s performance merited the win. Despite winning against Hull last time we were at home we gave away a few good opportunities, but I thought we were much more solid at the back and looked much better on the attack.
We looked really good in the opening 25-30 minutes, we were picking out passes and really tested their defence.
We’ve got three wins out of four now and we need to keep the momentum going now.
I was scratching my head at half time wondering how we were going into the break at 0-0. We had caused Leicester lots of problems down the left hand side but we kept our cool and remained patient for the moment to come; we were very much in control.
There were a couple of decisions that didn’t go for us today and they could have cost us, thankfully they didn’t. The other thing was the injury to Duncan Watmore, it looks a bad one and we’re going to have to assess it.
We’ve not scored from a set piece this season so I was pleased to see Jan [Kirchhoff] get to the ball for our first goal. It was as much about the delivery and getting the ball in the right position and we know Seb [Larsson] is good at that.
We’re not going to get carried away, we’re rebuilding at the moment and hopefully the winning feeling will become more regular for us.
Thanks for your support,