Sunderland boss Keane to swing axe: Our worst performance of season

Sunderland boss Roy Keane is ready to swing the axe after their defeat to Stoke City. He fumed: "We started sloppy. This was our worst performance of the season. "I only made one change to the team, I left Pascal Chimbonda out and brought in Phil Bardsley because I felt he might have trouble playing three matches in a week. With hindsight perhaps I should have made a few more. "We invited trouble onto ourselves and we didn't really express ourselves. Our passing was the biggest disappointment for me."

Sunderland boss Roy Keane is ready to swing the axe after their defeat to Stoke City.

He fumed: "We started sloppy. This was our worst performance of the season.

"I only made one change to the team, I left Pascal Chimbonda out and brought in Phil Bardsley because I felt he might have trouble playing three matches in a week. With hindsight perhaps I should have made a few more.

"We invited trouble onto ourselves and we didn't really express ourselves. Our passing was the biggest disappointment for me."

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