Sunderland's defeat at Everton increased their relegation fears, but Jermain Defoe was inches away from setting them on course for a draw.
Defoe admitted Sunderland were disappointed with the goals they conceded and their performance in general, but insists they must regroup before title hopefuls Manchester City visit the Stadium of Light next weekend.
“It’s disappointing,” he said of the Everton result. We knew it was going to be a tough game, because they are a good team and the way they play means that all teams who come here find it difficult.
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