Sunderland defender Michael Turner heaped praise on Matthew Kilgallon after their 0-0 draw with Tottenham.

Turner praised the former Sheffield United man after the pair helped Martin O'Neill's side claim a 0-0 draw against the North Londoners.

"It was always going to be a tough game for us against a side pushing for a top four spot," Turner told

"We had to defend very well and try and get chances on the break and put pressure on them that way.

"It was similar to the game against Manchester City last week and it worked well then and again today.

"It was top drawer again from Matt Kilgallon - he performed really well today.

"We made it so that they had to break us down and they couldn't today so that's credit to us.

"I think everyone defended well and we've got a great point."