SUNDERLAND head coach coach Gus Poyet feels Manchester City were “just getting to the point of frustration” when Yaya Toure sparked today’s second-half drama.
Sunderland had frustrated City for almost an hour, with the visitors soaking up the pressure from the hosts, albeit they struggled to muster any kind of attacking threat.
But the game changed when Toure – the scorer of City’s equaliser against Sunderland in last season’s Capital One Cup final – broke the deadlock with a stunning strike, which sparked a five-goal blitz inside 16 minutes.
“The only problem against Man City is Yaya Toure always does something incredible against us,” added Poyet.
“In the final, he did it from 40 yards. Today he did it from 30 yards.
“Those are actions no-one can control.
“We do things that can make it difficult, and I think they were getting just to the point of frustration.
“Then you’ll have more options on the break with changes.
“But he scores because he’s unique and does things the rest cannot do.
“Credit to Man City that they have got the chance to have a player like him.”