Last Updated: Sat, 25 Feb 2012 20:36
Martin O'Neill had few complaints about Sunderland's resounding 4-0 loss at West Brom.
Goals from Peter Odemwingie (2), James Morrison and Keith Andrews sealed an impressive victory for the Baggies over a Black Cats side revitalised under Martin O'Neill.
Albion were always in command after Odemwingie's third-minute goal and following the defeat, O'Neill said: "The early goal knocked us back a bit but it shouldn't have done. It shouldn't be a decisive moment.
"We were second best for all of the first half and at the end of the day we were deservedly beaten. It was a tough one to take because it was certainly unlike us in recent times not to compete and just have a real appetite for it.
"At this moment we are not good enough to go 10-15 minutes in a game and play second fiddle to teams.
"We had to work really hard to beat Arsenal in the FA Cup and we didn't seem to have that energy. There is no excuse. We were well beaten."
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