O'Neill blames inconsistency

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill hit out at his side's inconsistency after they were dumped out of the FA Cup by Bolton.

Last Updated: 16/01/13 at 12:20 Post Comment

Martin O'Neill: Demanding more consistency from Sunderland

Martin O'Neill: Demanding more consistency from Sunderland

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Black Cats failed to emulate their performance in Saturday's thumping win over West Ham as two second-half goals from Marvin Sordell earned the Championship side a 2-0 win in their third-round replay.

O'Neill said: "It was really disappointing following Saturday's excellent display, and we need to start getting some consistency to our game.

"We're going to have to get it. This is a big club and we shouldn't be spending 40 years without winning something, we really shouldn't.

"We didn't take anybody lightly here tonight, we just got beaten because we didn't create enough chances in the second half.

"I know some people field weakened sides but we didn't, we tried to win and we weren't able to do it, and that was very disappointing."

Sordell opened the scoring with a penalty after Jack Colback was adjudged to have tripped Darren Pratley, but O'Neill said: "I've seen it back a number of times and I think it's rather dubious.

"It is a big moment, but Bolton put a big effort in and did very well indeed. It was a very disappointing night."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Footer 365

Arsene Wenger responds to Jose Mourinho taunt

Arsene Wenger has brushed off Jose Mourinho's latest taunts after the Chelsea boss said the Gunners' recent spending may come as "a surprise".

Manuel Pellegrini backs Raheem Sterling to justify price

Manuel Pellegrini insists Raheem Sterling will justify his club-record £49million price tag at Manchester City in the coming years.

Jose Mourinho: Arsenal spending way to title contention

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says Arsene Wenger is buying his way into Premier League title contention.

Mail Box

Di Maria Just Didn't Fit (S**t Happens)

If a signing doesn't work there doesn't have to be a massive witch hunt. So there. Plus a detailed net spend rant, Breel Embolo, computer games and Louis van Gaal...

The Calculator Is On Wenger's Side...

Over the last five years, Arsenal's net spent is about 55% of Chelsea's, so shush your mouth Jose. Plus, Van Gaal is attacked and defended in equal measure...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company