Chris Coleman admitted while a point isn’t enough he couldn’t fault the commitment and endeavour of his team at Leeds United.
The Black Cats were determined throughout as they looked to secured back-to-back away wins in the Sky Bet Championship at Elland Road.
After a goalless opening 45, the match sparked to life after the break as Paddy McNair rifled the lads into the lead three minutes after the restart.
From there the Black Cats had chances to tie the match up but Pablo Hernandez ensured the hosts earned a point 18 minutes from time with a fine effort off the left flank.
Speaking post-match Coleman gave his thoughts on the match.
“We had something like 16 or 18 shots at goal,” he said.
“Their keeper has pulled off some remarkable saves while they have hit the woodwork a couplwe of times.
“It was just one of those games but we were definitely the team that were looking to go on and win it.
“We looked more dangerous in the last third and from start to finish we played very, very well.
“Performance wise there is nothing more I can ask than that from the lads.”
He continued: “The point is not enough when you look at where we are but in terms of our performance there is nobody who can point any fingers and say that isn’t enough.
“It was definitely enough, it just wasn’t to be today.”