Gus Poyet told that Sunderland were expected some luck after they beat Crystal Palace 3-1 to move out of the Premier League assignment zone.
The Wearside club secured their first away triumph in the top flight this season on Monday, however it could have been altogether different had referee Phil Dowd granted a penalty inside 30 seconds.
Previous Sunderland striker Fraizer Campbell was gotten by Santiago Vergini as he hustled through on goal, however Dowd waved play on.
Steven Fletcher put the guests in front with a first-half header, then struck again in time included at Selhurst to get the points after Gomez had restored Sunderland lead to following a Wes Brown’s goal.
But Poyet’s side was suffering a mortifying 8-0 pounding at Southampton in their past away game, then lost 2-0 at home to Arsenal a weekend ago.
Head coach Poyet conceded Palace were sad not to be granted a spot-kick, however the Uruguayan was upbeat to profit from the London club’s disaster.
He told Sky Sports: “I didn’t know whether it was [a penalty] at the time, however in the wake of seeing [palace manager] Mr [neil] Warnock conversing with individuals and information from the top saying it was, I was thinking possibly we got fortunate for once. It was time.”
He included: “It implies a considerable measure [to win], it implies more than what anybody can think.
“It’s been a troublesome couple of weeks, it looked like what we did toward the start of the season had been discarded.”
Poyet dropped Fletcher from his squad prior in the season and has been awed with the response indicated by the Scotland striker.
He said: “Fletch has been outstanding after that little illuminate of the team.
“He returned truly solid, showing why he is so vital for us. Not simply [against Palace], its consistently in training.”
Sunderland uncovered that defender Patrick van suffered a suspected disengaged shoulder in a test with Zaha, which Palace likewise felt ought to have brought about a penalty.