Boss takes positives from Swans draw
Martin O'Neill was pleased with Sunderland's point at Swansea but he is calling on his side to take advantage in future of away leads.
Swansea lost Neil Taylor to a fractured ankle after just 16 minutes, before defensive errors allowed Steven Fletcher to bag his first goals for Sunderland and put the visitors 2-1 up at the break. The hosts levelled through Michu's fourth goal in three games, but almost immediately had centre-half Chico Flores dismissed for a head-high challenge on Louis Saha. But despite their numerical disadvantage, Swansea bossed the final 18 minutes and a winner would not have flattered them. O'Neill said: "We surrendered the initiative in the second half. I was hoping we might exert a little more pressure on them when they were down to 10 men, but they played very well and they did a great job of keeping the ball but I thought we could have been better in pressing them. "I think we can learn lessons from Swansea's performance."