McCarthy: Millwall Deserved To Win

The Black Cats came away empty handed from Millwall despite taking the lead on the half hour mark through Marcus Stewart.

"Millwall deserved to win. It was a fair result although I felt both their goals went against the run of play," McCarthy said after the 2-1 defeat.

"We started the second-half better and before they scored I thought we might but that's football.

"It was a very competitive game and you find in matches like this there are heated exchanges and there could have been more bookings."

Millwall 2  Sunderland 1  
Dichio 39, 62
Stewart 30
Starting line-up Sub'd
Warner  
Ward  
Muscat  
Lawrence  
Livermore  
Roberts  1 (59)
Wise  
Sweeney  
Braniff  2 (59)
Dichio  
Harris  
Substitutes Sub'd
Ifill  
2 (59)
Elliott  
1 (59)
Peeters  
Fofana  
Gueret  
Competition
Nationwide League Division One
Saturday 17th January 2004
Match Statistics
13Goal Attempts8
5On target5
8Off target3
0Woodwork0
9Corners2
8Fouls15
3Offside3
Cards shown
  McAteer (64)unsporting behaviour
  Whitley (72)unsporting behaviour
Other Information
 Referee
Cain, G ,Merseyside
 Attendance
Starting line-upSub'd
Poom  
McCartney  
Bjorklund  
Wright  
Babb  
McAteer  
Whitley  
Oster  
Smith  
Stewart  
Kyle  1 (77)
SubstitutesSub'd
Cooper  1 (77)
Proctor  
Ingham  
Thirlwell  
Williams