Keane bemoans luck
Roy Keane was left to bemoan Sunderland's luck after Reading scored a controversial goal to win 2-1.
By Steve Pass
Last Updated: 22/12/07 6:38pm
Roy Keane was left to bemoan Sunderland's luck after Reading scored a controversial winner deep into injury-time at the Madejski Stadium.
Stephen Hunt converted a Shane Long cross to make it 2-1 but Sunderland believed the ball had not crossed the line after Craig Gordon clawed the ball away.
Earlier Reading had taken the lead in the 69th minute when Ivar Ingimarsson netted after Gordon parried an Ibrahima Sonko header from a free-kick into his path.
Sunderland then equalised in the 82nd minute through a Michael Chopra penalty after Sonko had needlessly brought Kenwyne Jones down in the box.
Speaking afterwards, Black Cats boss Keane did not think the winning goal had crossed the line but if the officials are 100 per cent sure the ball has crossed the line "then no problem."
"If there is any doubt then you hope they make the correct decision. Again we feel it hasn't gone our way today with one or two decisions and it has cost us dear again."
When asked about bringing in video replays, Keane said: "Possibly so".
He added: "I have been asked that question before about these decisions and I think we have to be open-minded.
"If we think we can help the referees and officials with the decision then well and good because I've said before I'd be open-minded about it but when it costs you personally and the club then of course you like for it to probably be in the game but, as I said, we just have to accept it and move on."
When asked about the debate over the Jones penalty, Keane said he did not see any debate in it.
"There has been literally hundreds of decisions that have gone against us and if we were to chat about that we would be here all night and we would probably miss our Christmas dinner!" said Keane, who believed Sunderland could have gone 2-1 up themselves when Jones had a great chance but his shot went wide.
Keane said: "He really should have squared it for Stokes who was three yards out and has a tap in and hopefully we certainly wouldn't have lost it from there, we would have been 2-1 up.
"But that's the way it's going against us at the moment - there is no need to try and feel sorry for ourselves. We have to react in a positive way and what better chance than against (Manchester) United."