Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

We Were Claw-Less - Gordon

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

We Were Claw-Less - Gordon

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SUNDERLAND have been warned they must find a way to fulfil their potential on their travels, and escape with a point when they do not, writes STUART RAYNER.

The Black Cats have not won away in the Premier League since the opening day of the season.

They were outclassed by Birmingham City on Saturday, yet in the last ten minutes Fraizer Campell headed over an Andy Reid cross and Darren Bent grazed the post.

"We have to find a way of playing better away from home because that has happened too often," warned goalkeeper Craig Gordon.

"We are a very attacking side and perhaps we have been caught out by that a few times. Birmingham handled our threat very well. They were up for a fight. They made us look a poor team, which is definitely not the case.

"They stopped us getting a foothold in the game and now it is up to us to show what a good side we are and keep the progress going.

"We just did not perform as well as we can, for whatever reason.

"The manager said we only started playing in the last quarter and that's not enough. …

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