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O'Neill grateful for Mignolet heroics

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Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill was "delighted" to still be in the FA Cup after Simon Mignolet produced a stunning late double save to deny Everton.

Mignolet saved from John Heitinga and Nikica Jelavic in quick succession as time ran out in a full-blooded quarter-final clash at Goodison Park that finished 1-1. Sunderland had led early after a superb strike from Phil Bardsley but Everton replied through Tim Cahill and had the better of the chances throughout with Royston Drenthe denied a penalty and hitting the woodwork.

"I think we started the game brilliantly, got the goal and we were playing very well. The equaliser knocked us back, we lost a bit of confidence with it. There was a big surge from the home crowd," said O'Neill.

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Sunderland
Simon Mignolet
Football
Premier League
Tim Cahill
Everton
FA Cup

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