Premier League: Gus Poyet happy despite seeing Sunderland draw 0-0 at Aston Villa

Gus Poyet: Saw Sunderland draw at Aston Villa

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Gus Poyet was disappointed Sunderland did not take all three points during their 0-0 draw with Aston Villa at Villa Park.

Emanuele Giaccherini missed a wonderful opportunity in the first half to claim the points for his side but somehow managed to scoop the ball over the bar from inside the six-yard box.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, though, Poyet refused to blame the Italian.

Poyet said: "He's down, he keeps saying sorry, he can't believe it. That's football though and sometimes things happen for a reason.

"We were the better team, we made it difficult and we have improved a lot."

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet was impressed with his team's away performance against Aston Villa.

Sunderland lost Wes Brown to a red card on their last away trip Stoke and Poyet was thankful that 11 men remained on the field this week.

Poyet added: "No own goal or red card and the referee was good. I am happy.

"I think it was a good game. It was our best away performance over 90 minutes. We controlled play and created the better chances."

Sunderland entertain Chelsea at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday.