Sordell - We deserved a replay

Striker happy to be on target and is now looking to carry form into upcoming league games

Marvin Sordell expressed his delight after scoring his fourth goal in three FA Cup ties against Everton on Saturday and insists the Whites were unlucky to not claim a replay from their clash at the Reebok. 

John Heitinga’s injury-time strike snatched victory for the Toffees after Sordell’s 27th-minute effort had cancelled out Steven Pienaar’s fortuitous goal inside the opening 20 minutes. 

The England Under-21 international says Wanderers did enough to seal a replay on Merseyside, but now all attention turns back to league combat as the forward hopes to continue his good run of form. 

“I was delighted to score and we played really well,” Sordell said. “So it is a disappointing result bearing in mind how well we did and how long we had them on the back-foot. 

“I think we at least deserved a replay. We dominated most of the game.  

“Unfortunately they got a goal with one of the last kicks of the game which was disappointing after we worked so hard to get into that position to earn a reply and we were unlucky not to do that.

“I think we can take a lot from the game. It was a really positive performance and I hope that we can take this into the league now. 

“I was delighted to score and I now just want to carry on. I have come here to score goals. I am a goal-scorer and hopefully I can now carry on scoring goals. 

“Their weaknesses got highlighted in the meeting before the game. I knew if I could get to the front post I would have a great chance of scoring and my instincts took me there. The ball came to me and I didn’t think twice. 

“The fans have now seen what I am about, like I said that is what I have come here to do to put in good performances and to score goals and I am glad that I can do that. I am hoping to now kick on and score some goals in the league.”
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