McCarthy: I feel hard done by

Last updated : 27 April 2003 By FootyMAD
The Black Cats striker scored in injury time only for referee Steve Bennett to disallow it for an alleged push by Tore Andre Flo on Shay Given.

"There weren't too many complaints, you know, from Shay Given, from the defenders, from the bench," McCarthy said after the 1-0 defeat at The Stadium of Light.

"It was more a look of acceptance that they'd actually lost two points.

"So yes, I feel hard done by because of that as well. I've not seen it - maybe when I see it I might have to write a letter of apology, but I can't see me doing it.

"Unless somebody can tell me he actually pushed him or barged him or did something that was really out of order and illegal, then I wonder had we been 1-0 up at St James' would it have been the same decision and would I have been walking off with a glum face and one point instead of three?

"Yes, I am bemoaning my luck and whinging because we've done everything in that game. We can't do any more than that in terms of playing and effort."