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Football: Keane: What goes around comes around; BLUES NEWS.

Byline: ROY KEANE.

SUNDERLAND manager Roy Keane said it was a case of what goes around, comes around for Blues.

DJ Campbell's 90th-minute equaliser denied the Black Cats a St Andrew's victory in the Championship in February.

Last night it was Stern John's turn to provide the salvage act at the death.

"The players showed great desire and determination to get something from the match late on," said Keane.

"We have scored so many late goals over the last six, seven, eight months, it can't just be a coincidence.

"Last season, remember, Birmingham scored a last-minute goal against us so maybe what goes around, comes around."

Keane went to see referee Keith Stroud at half-time to ask why he hadn't awarded a penalty for a push by Stephen Kelly on David Connolly shortly after Blues had gone in front.

"We felt it was a penalty. These things go for you, they go against you. Overall, no problems with the officials," he insisted.

Both sides, familiar with each other after slugging it out in the Championship last season, were coming down off the high of season-openers against glamour opposition.

Keane said that did make for a different kind of encounter.

"There was a bit of evidence of it being two teams who had just played very big games, us against Tottenham and them Chelsea," he said.

"We looked a bit flat and one or two of the lads were heavy-legged."
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Aug 16, 2007
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