Keane's Sunderland draw with McCarthy's Wolves
November 24, 2006 7:34pm CST
A late equaliser by Stephen Elliott earned Sunderland, managed by Roy Keane, a 1-1 draw with Mick McCarthy's Wolverhampton Wanderers in their second division clash on Friday. Elliott scored for the visitors with a deflected close-range shot in the 80th minute after Jemal Johnson had rifled Wolves ahead in the first half thanks to a spectacular 25-metre strike. Wolves climbed to seventh position with 28 points from 19 matches. Sunderland, on 24 points, remained 16th in the 24-team division. Old adversaries McCarthy and Keane shook hands before the match amid a mass of photographers and again at the final whistle. Former Manchester United and Ireland captain Keane was sent home from his country's 2002 World Cup squad after a furious row with then-manager McCarthy over the team's preparations. Keane and McCarthy settled their differences last month in a phone call about possible transfers. "Everybody has been dragging it (the row) out and dragging it out," McCarthy told Sky Sports. "The media were desperate to see a bad reaction tonight but all you have seen is a very good reaction and a terrific football match." Keane said: "It's all history. I think the media have made a bigger issue of it than it is. "I find it quite boring now. We'll have a drink later, just like I do with all the other managers."