Sunderland boss O'Neill warns long way to go after breakthrough win

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill warned his players not to get carried away after victory over Reading.

O'Neill, who received the tacit support of owner and chairman Ellis Short before kick-off, was delighted to have collected the three points, but warned it was only a start.

He said: "I just feel that this season will be really tough for us, I accept that. I kind of thought that anyway at the start of the year.

"I didn't want people starting to get carried away with it. From my own viewpoint, I just want to try with all my might to put a team together here that not only can we compete, but that a team that people would look forward to seeing play.

"But that's sometimes easier said than done."

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