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'Benty' reflects

Posted on 10 March 2009  - 12:00

Darren Bent had mixed emotions after the weekend's draw at Sunderland.

'Benty' reflects

Darren Bent had mixed emotions after the weekend's draw at Sunderland.

The striker was delighted to play a key role in our last-minute equaliser as he crossed for Robbie Keane to apply the finish and secure an important point in the Premier League.

On the other hand, he was left frustrated that he failed to convert one of two chances that fell his way in as many minutes in the second half at the Stadium of Light.

"We certainly had the better of the chances," he reflected. "I had a couple where unfortunately one took a bobble and the other I just missed the target.

"In the end I was delighted to see Robbie score and get me out of jail with the equaliser!

"I was disappointed I didn't score. I remember Jermaine Jenas saying to me before the game ‘if you keep working as hard as you are at the moment, your rewards will come' and it was my fault I didn't reap those rewards.

"That's why it was great to play a part in the goal. I had those chances, they didn't go in, so it was nice to affect the game in another way."

‘Benty' felt a point was the least we deserved after recovering from Sunderland's early goal and dominating possession for long periods.

"Towards the end you could see that they were hanging on," he added. "They are a strong side with good players but I thought we bossed it, we kept the ball well and even in the first half when we were 1-0 down we had all the possession.

"I thought we played really well. We didn't get the three points but at least we managed to get a point in the end."