Sunderland robbed of three points - Martin O'Neill

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill believes his side were "robbed of three points" by the assistant referee following a 0-0 draw on his return to Villa Park after a Nicklas Bendtner goal was ruled out for offside.

The former Villa manager believes the Black Cats should have won, but states he appreciates match officials and referees have a "difficult job" after his side finished their fourth successive game without a goal.

O'Neill also reveals he felt "surreal" and "really strange" after returning to his former club after resigning in August 2010.

BBC Sport