Cats frustrated by late Kaboul goal

Date published: Saturday 12th December 2009 5:25

The Frenchman struck in injury time and was promptly sent off for removing his shirt in celebration having already been booked.

Kaboul’s strike sparked wild celebrations on the sidelines and among the small band of travelling supporters.

Their mood was in stark contrast to that of Black Cats boss Steve Bruce and the home fans among a crowd of 37,578, as Pompey became just the third side this season to leave Wearside with anything to show for their efforts.

Sunderland had taken the lead through Darren Bent’s 10th goal of the season with 23 minutes gone, but although Andy Reid hit the bar with an 80th-minute free-kick, they failed to push home their advantage and were made to pay at the death.

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