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Sunderland midfielder Larsson: We didn't do enough

Sebastian Larsson says it's the players' fault that Sunderland slipped to a surprise home defeat against QPR on Tuesday.

QPR picked up their first away points of the season thanks two unanswered goals at the Stadium of Light.

Sebastian Larsson is not happy with his side's effort. Credit: PA

"You can never take anything for granted in this game and we've experienced that many times before.

"I think the most frustrating thing is we felt like we were on the up, we felt like we were moving in the right direction.

"It's a game we shouldn't have lost, but we did, so we can only blame ourselves. It was down to us players on the pitch and we didn't do enough.

"I've been here long enough to know that we tend to do these things at times, and we need to figure out why because it shouldn't keep happening."

Swansea 1-1 Sunderland

Ki rescued a point for Swansea. Credit: PA

Ki Sung-yueng marked his return from the Asian Cup in Australia by salvaging Swansea a point in a 1-1 draw against his old club Sunderland.

The South Korean had been away for five weeks and he struck with a diving header halfway through the second period after having an earlier effort disallowed.

Jermain Defoe's regal finish before the watching Prince Albert of Monaco had threatened to give Sunderland all three Barclays Premier League points.

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Thumb surgery rules Sunderland winger out of cup clash

Adam Johnson won't be available to Sunderland boss Gus Poyet on Tuesday night after undergoing an operation on his thumb.

The Black Cats face Fulham in an FA Cup replay after their dismal draw at the Stadium of Light, but Johnson will be absent due to the risk of infection.

Adam Johnson is out. Credit: PA

"Unfortunately I won't be there. I'm getting an operation on my thumb. I'll be missing this one," Johnson told the Sunderland Echo.

"I just have to get it done. It's not a serious thing, but I need the wound to heal. It's the risk of infection that's keeping me out. It's the best time to do it with the games coming up, though.

"I love playing at Craven Cottage so I'm disappointed to miss it, but I have to have it done, so hopefully the lads can get through without me."

Sunderland and Fulham face replay after tedious draw

Jack Rodwell was dismissed. Credit: Reuters

Substitute Hugo Rodallega was denied an FA Cup giant-killing act by a post as Sky Bet Championship Fulham very nearly shocked 10-man Premier League outfit Sunderland.

The Colombia international blasted against the woodwork as time ran down with the Black Cats, who played the final 24 minutes without £10million midfielder Jack Rodwell after he was dismissed for a second bookable offence, teetering on the brink.

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