"One goal against and you can fall down three places, that's what can happen.
"We're delighted with that performance tonight. We would have loved to play better football, more eye-catching football, but I think the pitch and the wind just made it a horrible night, and I'm afraid you got what we expected when we all turned up tonight, not a classic game of football.
"We were lucky and fortunate, because of our position in the league we could be more relaxed in our play at times than Sunderland, and I think that was the difference, we were a bit more relaxed at times."
Sunderland Match Report