Black Cats unhappy with draw

BY foxsports • November 23, 2010

Welbeck scored twice to overhaul Tim Cahill's opener but Mikel Arteta's deflected late goal salvaged a 2-2 draw for the visitors. And the on-loan Manchester United striker told Sky Sports 1: "We were disappointed not to get the three points but we played really well and did well to keep it at 2-2. "It's a team game and we're always looking to get three points but we'll take it as a positive and move on." And captain Cattermole added: "We felt we could win at home, we've got a good record. To go in front and concede in the 80th minute is a bit disappointing but it's a point." The result nonetheless extends Sunderland's impressive run of form to just one defeat in 12 games - leaving them seventh in the table and raising hopes of a push for European football. "We've got to have the belief," Cattermole continued. "To go that long, one defeat in 12, shows we're a good team. We're pulling together well." Manager Steve Bruce, though, was satisfied with the result and told Sky Sports 1: "We started slowly against one of the better teams in the Premier League. That put us on the back foot but we responded and overall I have to say I would have taken a 2-2 - we're a little bit aggrieved we've conceded too late but I think a draw was a fair result." Either team could have won the game in the closing stages, with Welbeck denied a hat-trick by a deflection off Sylvain Distin which the officials did not pick up and Everton substitute Jermaine Beckford missing an even better opportunity. Visiting boss David Moyes said: "It was a great chance in the last seconds, through on goal, and he normally finishes them. It could have been three points. "We had the ball a lot in and around the edge of the box, we got into good positions but didn't make them pay. It was disappointing we couldn't finish off our good play. "But we're pleased - it's a hard place to come, especially after the result last week for Sunderland." Kieran Richardson was clearly in an offside decision - just yards from the referee's assistant - when the ball was returned to him to cross for Welbeck's second goal and Moyes quipped: "Obviously it was an offside goal - but it was a difficult one for the linesman to see, wasn't it?" Welbeck, for his part, simply commented: "I was just bothered about getting my head on the ball and luckily it went in."


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