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MANAGER'S VERDICT: SUNDERLAND (A)

9 April 2019

NIGEL Clough thought it could easily have been 4-4 as the Brewers and Sunderland battled to an entertaining draw at The Stadium of Lght.

The Brewers made it four games unbeaten with a 1-1 draw but after opening the second half brightly might have had all three points if they could have taken one of several good chances.

The Brewers manager said: "It was two very good, very honest sides going for it. Nobody was sitting back.

"We are looking at next season and thinking that coming to places likes this, that's how we want to play.

"In the second half for the first 20-25 minutes we were brilliant. That's as well as we have played, certainly better than Saturday but you have to score when you are on top whether it is at home or here at Sunderland. And if we had got that second goal that would have given us something to hang onto in the last 10 minutes.

"Our goal was a bit fortunate. Marcus Harness has looked to cross it and it's hit Tom Flanagan and gone in off him but we haven't had too many breaks like that this season. But Marcus was attacking him, being positive and he got the reward.

"Their goal was disappointing, conceding from a corner. It was Liam Boyce's job and he came in at half time and said straight away that was his man."

But overall Clough was delighted with the performance.

"We have told them not to show any fear. It doesn't matter that there's nearly 30,000 here we just want them to come and play our stuff. Don't worry about Sunderland or the crowd just come here and play how we can.

"I don't think there are too any teams that will come here and play like that."


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