Last Updated: Sat, 10 Nov 2012 18:35
Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill was left frustrated by the 2-1 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park.
Adam Johnson's first goal for the club on the stroke of half-time put the Black Cats on the way to ending their 11-year winless run against Everton.
But the Toffees struck twice in quick succession through Marouane Fellaini and Nikica Jelavic to clinch three points with 11 minutes to go.
O'Neill said: "We should have been out of sight at half-time. Instead of being one up we should have been three up. Having said that, the players played brilliantly away from home against a side who have a great chance of being in the Champions League.
"It was a great performance by the players. To be fair I thought we were exhilarating in the first half.
"We knew we would be under pressure in the second half but I always thought on the break we looked dangerous. The second goal epitomised a bit of luck and a bit of misfortune. We are obviously very disappointed."
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