Sun, Nov 26, 2006 - Page 24 News List

McCarthy, Keane bury the hatchet and share the spoils

AFP , LONDON

Roy Keane, right, shakes hands with Mick McCarthy before the match at Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, England, on Friday.

PHOTO: REUTERS

Mick McCarthy and Roy Keane came face to face for the first time since their bitter fallout at the 2002 World Cup on Friday and shared the spoils as Wolves and Sunderland drew 1-1.

Stephen Elliott grabbed an equalizer 10 minutes from time at Molineux in the English Championship which left Sunderland in mid-table and Wolves just outside the play-off places.

Jemal Johnson had given Wolves the lead just before the break with a spectacular long-range effort which fizzed past Darren Ward in goal.

But Wolves were left regretting dropping two crucial points as they had the lion's share of the goal-scoring opportunities.

Sunderland coach Keane had insisted before the match that his feud with McCarthy, now the Wolves boss, was a thing of the past and both men shook hands before the kick-off.

Keane was kicked out of the Republic of Ireland's squad ahead of the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea after arguing with then-coach McCarthy over the poor state of the team's training facilities.

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