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The manager's take on Sunderland draw

Harris reviews Black Cats stalemate...

18 November 2017

Neil Harris was pleased with a "point gained" in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light in the Sky Bet Championship, but was disappointed that his side couldn't "kill the game" and claim their first away win of the season.

Lewis Grabban opened the scoring, but George Saville's double put Millwall in front. Adam Matthews, however, secured a share of the spoils early in the second half.

"It certainly wasn't a day for goalkeepers!" said Harris. Before today, we had the best away defensive record in the League and Jordan was a big part of that.

"Today wasn't one of his better performances, but he'll be the most disappointed person in the ground, along with Sunderland's goalkeeper. We have to rally round him and make sure he's in the right frame of mind.

"We've come to Sunderland with the thought process of 'poor home record and no manager', but they have some fantastic players, and that gets lost on a lot of people. We knew it was going to be a tough challenge - we knew there'd be times where the crowd would be with them and there would be times where the crowd would be against them.

"To go behind and get ourselves in front, goalkeeping errors or not, is an achievement. Leading up until half-time was strong and I said to the boys at half-time that the second half would be vital. We needed to kill the game and then I fancied us to go on and get a third and a fourth. 

"To then give a silly second goal away - your backs are to the wall again.

"Yes, it's a point gained, but I'm also disappointed."


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