Sunderland drew 0-0 away at Leicester in a game which we probably should have won based upon the chances, but will be put down as a decent point away from home.
Despite failing to score any goals, Gus Poyet insisted that Sunderland are improving: "We were waiting to see the shape of Leicester because they have been changing it the last few weeks. We knew after first 15 minutes it would be difficult and they would come at us but after that we were comfortable. I think we had the best chance of the game with Fletcher. It was a game where you are trying to win but don't risk enough to lose it. It was a balanced game I think. We have got much better in recent weeks. We are a difficult team to beat again. When we conceded eight goals at Southampton it was after an international break, so we had a big point to prove today and I am very pleased we proved it."
"I think we are back to normal. I needed to think about what happened three or four weeks ago and we needed to get back to basics. That day (Southampton) was a terrible day, it was something unique but it creates doubt in the players' minds and in the next game we made two massive mistakes (against Arsenal). We play Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool next, so in two weeks' time I'll let you know if we can do the same. It's a decent day."
Gus also defended Lee Cattermole for a tackle on Esteban Cambiasso: "Ten years ago his tackle would have been highlighted as one of the best in England. We are going soft, these people that never play football and don't have a clue are trying to make it a non-contact sport. This is football. It was a proper English tackle."
Seb Larsson was happy with a draw away from home. He said: "Any point away from home is a point gained. Obviously we are a little disappointed because we thought we should have won the game but our performance was very good. I felt we did enough to win the game but we just couldn't finish it off today, especially in the first half when we really controlled the game and created some really good opportunities. It just wasn't our day in front of goal but on the other hand we stayed strong at the back and didn't concede which is always difficult away from home, so overall there are positives to take and we move forward."
"Away from home it is never easy and we felt we were on top in the first half, but when that happens you do think that the home side could come back and create havoc especially with the long balls they played. We stood strong at the back and we probably deserved to win the game but hopefully we will win the next one."
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