Steve Cotterill, the boss of Shrewsbury, said that he felt ‘lost for word’ when Sunderland defeated his team in the FA Cup. He didn’t feel his side had deserved it.
After Matthew Pennington appeared to have claimed the goal with ten minutes left, Sunderland made a dramatic late comeback and scored two injuries-time goals through Ross Stewart (and Luke O’Nien)
The score doesn’t reflect Sunderland’s dominance. Sunderland had 63% possession, while the Black Cats took 16 shots.
Cotterill didn’t see it this way, however.
After his team’s defeat by 2-1, Cotterill stated that he was “really lost for words” at the moment. “I’m really proud of them, it was an incredible effort.
We were eliminated after 90 minutes.
“The boys were fantastic today. I couldn’t be happier with them. They are so disappointing right now.
I just told them that they don’t have to feel down, and they gave everything against a team who is also flying high in championship at the moment.
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They aren’t struggling in the lower leagues or any such thing, but they’re a great team with some very good players. We thought that we were done for the 90-minute period.
“Unfortunately there are 4 minutes added on time. I feel really speechless.”
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