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Tony Mowbray was delighted to see Sunderland come from behind to beat Birmingham. The win keeps our play-off hopes alive with four games to go…


“It was an important time to score our goal because I thought for the first 10 minutes we started really sharp and good, particularly down the right hand-side creating chances and then one of their first attacks they go and score. It was important to score before half-time for us, to give the dressing room at half-time the confidence and belief that we could go on and win the game. I think we left the dressing room at half-time believing we were going to win the game. When you’ve got players (like) Amad Diallo in your team who can do what he did today, as he did in the reverse fixture, a very similar type of goal, we’ve always got a chance. I do think Clarke’s done it many times this season, (Patrick) Roberts has done it, Diallo’s done it, we do have players in our team that can unlock the best of defensive units.”


“Pleased for the players, pleased for the supporters and we’re all ready in the dressing room looking forward to Tuesday night, we’ll be in tomorrow, see who’s fit and available. Obviously Dennis is suspended now, that throws another issue into the scenario for us with selection but we’re looking forward to Tuesday and seeing if we can find three points off Huddersfield.”

Birmingham manager John Eustace was satisfied with his team’s performance, despite the defeat…


“I was very pleased with the performance, I thought we were excellent. First half we were very good, really disappointed with the manner we conceded the goal, that’s not like us, real sloppy from the set-piece and we’ve been outstanding all season from that. So to lose two or three headers in a row and give them a lifeline just before half-time was disappointing. The lads brushed themselves off at half-time, they were disappointed but the way we started the second half was good, had a really good chance to take the lead again. Just overall disappointed to lose, we certainly didn’t deserve to lose the game, we played against a good team who are pushing through in the play-offs. We went toe-to-toe with them and I think overall it was a good performance.”

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