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Last Updated: Sunday, 30 November, 2003, 18:44 GMT
Keegan: No blame on Sun
City boss Kevin Keegan
Kevin Keegan said he would not blame Sun Jihai for the own goal which sent Manchester City crashing to their third Premiership defeat in succession.

The Chinese full-back was caught out by Gaizka Mendieta's 29th-minute cross and prodded past startled Danish goalkeeper Kevin Stuhr-Ellegaard

"It isn't an issue. As far as I am concerned he is completely blameless," said Keegan.

"There's no way he could do anything about it.

It was just a bizarre own goal."

In a remarkable game, City saw their barren run without a goal extend to almost seven-and-a-half hours - despite dominating from start to finish.

"I have never been involved in a game like that," admitted Keegan.

"They didn't have a shot or a corner, yet they have got the three points. It was an incredible match and it is hard to believe the result.

"Chances have gone begging at the end but I don't think the players could have given me any more."

Keegan said he expected David Seaman, who missed the game through a hamstring strain, to be fit again soon.

"We will find out (on Monday) what damage David has done, although I am quite confident it is nothing serious," said Keegan.






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