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Moberg Karlsson: It was a great result

by Kate Smith

Super Swede happy with run-out.

Goal-scorer David Moberg Karlsson was happy with his substitute appearance in the Barclays Asia Trophy win over Tottenham.

The Swede netted Sunderland’s third and final goal in the dying minutes of the game as well as setting up Wes Brown’s second half header.

Moberg Karlsson told “It was great, I feel happy just to have been on for a few minutes.

“It was a tough game to play in, the air was very, very wet and the surface too, but I think we did very well.”

Sunderland looked the better of the two teams in the opening game of the Barclays Premier League tournament and were leading 2-1 before the midfielder sealed a convincing win sending keeper Brad Friedel the wrong way in the closing moments to notch a third.

“Spurs went to on the attack in the last few minutes,” Moberg Karlsson continued, “From there we were able to counter-attack and get the goal. 

“It was a great result.

“We’ve trained hard during pre-season and it was good to test ourselves against Spurs. Of course it will be different when we play them in the league later but it we did well, nevertheless.”

Moberg Karlsson was also instrumental in Sunderland’s second goal, after his pin-point corner allowed Wes Brown to head the Black Cats in front.

“I don’t take too many corners,” the 18 year-old revealed. ”I just thought if I can get it in towards one player it may work and Wes managed to get his head to it very well.

“I want to play as much as I can, even if that means coming on as a substitute in the next game too, I will continue to train hard and try my best.”