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Robinson: "It should have been more"

Reaction as the U's draw at Sunderland

3 September 2018

Oxford United picked up a useful point at Sunderland on Saturday but according to Manager Karl Robinson it should have been all three.

Leading through a Ricky Holmes free kick United were frustrated when the ten man home side levelled through Charlie Wyke.

“It should have been more and we have to learn to put teams to bed” Karl told iFollow. “But even with what happened I thought for the first 25 minutes we were by far the better team and I think we played football in a very elegant and classy way but we didn’t take full advantage of that.

“I want to say a massive thank you to the over 1,000 fans who travelled all that way. This week we have won in the league, won in the cup, drawn Man City at home, and then drawn away at the favourites to win the league. I’ll take another 20 of those weeks!

“It was a good performance against the best team in the league. They will talk about the red card but they weren’t the best team when it was eleven v eleven.”

Two players in particular drew praise from the Manager, midfielder Shandon Baptiste and on-loan West Ham forward Macus Browne:

“Shandon scored a wonder goal the other day and I thought he was probably one of the best players on the pitch today, and I think in Marcus Browne we have the best player in the league. I’ll get some stick for that from Ricky Holmes and the other lads! But I thought he was unplayable today. The best team in the league had to keep fouling him to stop him. Jack Ross is obviously a very good manager and he has a great staff around him and a wonderful fan base here, but we did really well and now we move on and we start getting ready for Fulham on Tuesday night.”

See the full interview and highlights in iFollow.

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