Sunderland boss Roy Keane admits he was ranting and raving inside Reading manager Steve Coppell's office after their defeat on Saturday.

"He came in, had the arse-ache, ranted and raved and that was it really," Wally Downes, Coppell's assistant manager shrugged.

Keane would not deny it.

"Winning is certainly better, put it that way," he said. "I knew it would be like this, and that's the challenge. It doesn't hurt my pride; it's part of the learning curve. It was interesting speaking to Martin O'Neill recently because a lot of his staff have come from Celtic and were used to winning games three or four-nil."