Seb Larsson

Seb looks back on draw

by Stuart Vose

Larsson gives post-Norwich view.

Seb Larsson couldn’t hide his disappointment after seeing the clash with Norwich end all square.

City took the lead through Wes Hoolahan but then had goalkeeper Mark Bunn sent off before Craig Gardner levelled just before half time.

We had a lot of possession and we didn’t create as many chances as we should have

- Seb Larsson

Sunderland had plenty of possession in the second period but couldn’t break through, with Gardner coming closest with a powerful drive which was tipped over by sub Lee Camp.

“They were down to ten men fairly early and we got back into the game through Gards’ penalty,” Larsson said. “We’ve got to win the game after that, simple as that.

“We lacked confidence if I’m completely honest, we had a lot of possession and we didn’t create as many chances as we should have.”

Norwich were unhappy with the penalty award for Sunderland’s equaliser, given for handball against Sebastien Bassong.

Larsson felt the referee made the right call but admitted his frustration at the fact the hosts didn’t go on to win the game.

“I don’t think the ref could do anything about that other than give a penalty really and obviously things went our way early on after their goal, but we didn’t capitalise and that’s disappointing,” he explained.

“We’ve got to come back [from the international break] fully focused and we’ve got a big job on our hands.

“This league never works out the way you think it would; that’s been shown over and over again this season.

“We’ve put ourselves in this situation so we’re the ones that need to get ourselves out of it.”