JUST IN: What Blackburn Rovers said to Sunderland’s manager after their 3-1 defeat

On Wednesday night, Sunderland defeated Blackburn Rovers 3-1.
Blackburn Ross manager Jon Dahl Tomasson felt it was ‘a little weird’ that his team didn’t win against Sunderland after missing a slew of chances in the first half.

Despite Tony Mowbray conceding his team had been outplayed for much of the half, Jack Clarke’s penalty gave the Black Cats the lead at Ewood Park, with Dan Ballard making two great late blocks to keep his side level.

Harry Leonard eventually got his team on the board ten minutes before halftime, but Dan Neil’s strike on the stroke of halftime gave Sunderland a lead they were probably fortunate to have on the balance of play.

Mowbray believed they improved dramatically in the second half and counter-attacked successfully, with Clarke adding another goal to secure the points.

Sunderland 2-1 Blackburn Rovers: Jon Dahl Tomasson and Tony Mowbray  reaction - LancsLive

Tomasson stated that his team had played some wonderful football but that they needed to be more clinical.

“We’re very disappointed with the result, with the chances we created in the first half, we should have scored three or four goals,” Mowbray remarked.

“The amount of big chances, we should have been out of sight. We saw some excellent football, we gave three unnecessary goals away but of course when you have to chase the game in the second half it then becomes more open.

“We conceded a penalty and that was almost the first time they were in our box, and then from a corner just before half time. We started the second half well, created more chances, so it feels a little crazy that we didn’t get any result.

“The only thing I can complain about is that we weren’t more clinical.

“The players played an excellent, entertaining game. Sunderland took their chances but I think before they even got into our box, we should have been out of sight.”

While the Blackburn Rovers manager had no complaints about Sunderland’s penalty, he felt his team could have had one as well in the second half.

“There are always things that you could have done better when you concede,” he explained.

“Of course, it’s a penalty, but I believe we could have had one in the second half for a challenge on Harry Leonard.” When comparing the two scenarios, I believe they are about comparable.”

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