Miller relieved wait is over
Liam Miller was happy to finally score in the Premier League after his late equaliser at Middlesbrough.
Last Updated: 24/09/07 5:26pm
Liam Miller was happy to finally score in the Premier League after his stunning late equaliser in Sunderland's 2-2 draw at Middlesbrough.
The midfielder struck a minute from time at The Riverside to end his wait for a goal in the top flight, following his unsuccessful stint at Manchester United.
Miller also feels his goal at The Riverside ranks among the best of his career to date.
"It's been a long wait," Miller told the Sunderland Echo. "I was hoping my first goal would have come sooner, but that's the way these things work out.
"I have caught a few sweet in my time and luckily I saved another nice one for Saturday. That was probably up there with the best of them."
The Republic of Ireland international had come on as a substitute for Dickson Etuhu at Boro and could start this weekend's game against Blackburn Rovers.
Etuhu is suspended after collecting his fifth yellow card of the season and he accepts he will have a challenge to reclaim his place in the team.
"There's competition for all of us in the squad and Liam's goal showed that," said Etuhu.
"He came off the bench and did his job, giving the manager something to think about.
"Liam has scored a great goal and will hope he gets the nod, but he's not the only one.
"Whoever comes in, I wish him all the best and hope he does well, but I will be back fighting for a place again afterwards."