My tribe

Sunderland boss O'Neill hails commitment of goal scorer Bardsley

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill hailed goal scorer Phil Bardsley after their FA Cup draw at Everton.

Tim Cahill equalised but Sunderland held out to take the tie back to the Stadium of Light.

"Phil has done brilliantly to play today because he's had a rib injury the past few days after hurting himself in training," O'Neill told

"He's done brilliantly to play the game and to play so well was an added bonus.

"Phil's got a great heart for the game and I'm delighted he played, he would never have thought anything else other than that and it was a really great effort from him."

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?