Draw gets Sunderland point but Allardyce says, “We dropped a massive clanger”

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Sunderland looked to have snared an unlikely win against 10-man Southampton at St. Mary’s on Saturday, but gave two points back to Virgil Van Dijk in stoppage time.

Jermain Defoe put the relegation-battling Black Cats ahead with just a few minutes to play, but Van Dijk scored at the very end of stoppage time to gain a point for the Saints.

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Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce is not pleased.

From the BBC:

“The dejection amongst us all is clear. It was so important to see this game out. We know how important three points would have been today.

“If we’d have got the win today, we’d have had a gap for next weekend when we’re not playing. We dropped a massive clanger in those last few seconds. With the amount of people we had in that box, it’s baffling. We didn’t have the composure to keep the ball, play out and see the game out properly. We paid a very heavy price.”

With Newcastle and Norwich City losing, the Black Cats could’ve been three points clear of the drop zone. Instead, they have a one-point lead with Everton and the Magpies up next.

Massive clanger? Maybe not, it sure is a tough way to lose.