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JOL'S CREDIT NOTE

Posted on 5 December 2005  - 12:00

Martin Jol gave full credit to Sunderland after Michael Carrick's late goal won a five-goal thriller at the Lane in Saturday.

Martin Jol gave full credit to Sunderland after Michael Carrick's late goal won a five-goal thriller at the Lane in Saturday.

The midfielder's first goal for the Club sealed maximum points 13 minutes from time in game that we had dominated in terms of possession but trailed 1-0, then led 2-1 only for Sunderland to pull it back to 2-2 mid-way through the second half.

Head Coach Martin reflected: "It's always hard when you fall behind but we fought back and showed a great mentality.

So all credit to them. It's harsh but an opponent can always score two goals

"Their first goal was their first shot on goal - it was an unbelievable free-kick and that can always happen - and their second goal was probably from their third shot.

"If you play at home and score three goals you want an easy win but we knew before the game that teams like Sunderland would fight for their lives and they were ambitious to create something.

"I think we played well and it was a great game for the crowd - but maybe not for me!"