Oct 25, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​Stadium of Light

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Gus Poyet: 'Sunderland cannot keep making mistakes'

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Everton at The Stadium of Light on April 12, 2014
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Sunderland manager Gus Poyet bemoans his side's recent sloppiness at the back after losing 2-0 against Arsenal in the Premier League this afternoon.

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has bemoaned his side's recent sloppiness at the back, claiming that the Black Cats have made more mistakes in the last two games "than you expect in the whole season".

After their 8-0 hammering at the hands of Southampton last week, the Stadium of Light outfit made two costly mistakes in their game against Arsenal today to gift Arsene Wenger's side a 2-0 victory.

Poyet told BBC Sport after the match: "I'm sure everybody will comment on the two goals but we tried hard, the players gave everything. We did not create enough but you cannot concede goals like we did today.

"It's a long week after two defeats but we've got plenty of time to make decisions. There is no other way other than to keep working, convincing the players and trying not to make mistakes and hopefully try to win a game. We made it difficult for Arsenal apart from the goals.

"I wanted to see the players today, to see them be brave and pass the ball and I think they were close. We didn't make many mistakes in the first seven games but in the last two games we made more than you expect in the whole season. We need to put that right."

Sunderland currently teeter just one point above the relegation zone, in 17th place.

Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Arsenal at the Stadium of Light on October 25, 2014
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