O'Shea targets defensive improvement

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by Stuart Vose

'If you score three goals you generally think you’ll get something from the game.'

John O’Shea cut a frustrated figure after seeing his side score three goals only to suffer a narrow defeat to Chelsea in a compelling game at the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland’s skipper was on the scoresheet as the Black Cats suffered their first home defeat since head coach Gus Poyet’s arrival.

You can’t score three goals against Chelsea and not come away with something – that’s the frustrating part

- John O'Shea

“You can’t score three goals against Chelsea and not come away with something – that’s the frustrating part,” he said afterwards.

“We always analyse the goals and individually and collectively and we can always do better. That’s what we’re going to have to do.

“If you score three goals you generally think you’ll get something from the game, so to not do so was disappointing.”

He added: “The reaction at the start of the second half and right towards the end [was good] – we were well in there.

“But we need to be defending much better in terms of keeping clean sheets. We got one at Aston Villa but needed to do better tonight.”

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