O’Shea impressed with Black Cats

The Black Cats – who were forced into two defensive changes after

first-half injuries to Titus Bramble and Phil Bardsley – had to

settle for a point after the Toffees were awarded a controversial

penalty, which Leighton Baines fired home. Replays clearly showed

that Everton midfielder Leon Osman was not fouled, but O’Shea is

preferring not to dwell on the spot-kick decision and is looking at

the positives. “We limited Everton to very few chances,” said

O’Shea. “And when you see the penalty which went against us, it’s

very disappointing. “But you have to move on and I thought we dealt

with conceding the goal quite well. While we didn’t create too many

clear-cut chances, if either team was going to score again it

looked like it’d be us. “Injuries at the back are difficult to

contend with, but we are experienced enough to know how to deal

with it. “It takes a few minutes to get used to new positions, but

once everyone’s talking across the back four, we can cope. “To lose

Titus and Bardo was difficult, but we managed to get through. We

can take confidence from the result.”