GEOFF CAMERON was left ruing a lack of lady luck as Stoke City were frozen out in their bid for a second Barclays Premier League win of the season.
The United States international believes that City were deserving of more than the one-point they picked up against Sunderland at the Britannia Stadium.
The visitors were largely indebted to 'keeper Simon Mignolet for helping them to a sixth draw in eight League games, and whilst Cameron admits to being frustrated by theresult, he says the players will take the positives from the performance.
"It was just one of those days really where that little bit of luck that we needed just wasn't there for us, and in the end I think that was the difference between a draw and avictory," he told stokecityfc.com.
"We created enough chances to win the game, but unfortunately the ball just wouldn't drop for us when we needed it to, and even on the odd occasion it did their 'keepercomes up with a top save.
"It is frustrating and it is disappointing because we were desperate for the victory, but we will take the positives from the game and come back next weekend lookingto get that second win on the road at Norwich.
"You have to give Sunderland a little bit of credit too, because they defended well and got the result that they came here for."
He added: "Who knows, at the end of the season we may look back at this result as a good one, so we will take it and move on."
The 27-year-old defender, who has featured in every game since signing from Houston Dynamo during the summer transfer window, also feels the players can take greatsatisfaction from a fourth clean sheet of the campaign, especially after conceding four at Old Trafford seven days earlier.
"We are delighted with a clean sheet, and it is something we have been working towards on the training ground this week," he said.
"It was my first experience at Old Trafford, and it was tough having just flown back from international duty, but we have looked at the tapes this week and turned thenegatives from that game into positives today.
"Keeping clean sheets is crucial in any game of football, so we can take pride in the fact that we defended well today, and now we need to take that with us into next weekend's game. If we can do that, then we will definitely get something from it."