KARL Robinson was frustrated Oxford United got nothing for their performance as they were edged out by Sunderland.

Jordan Willis' second-minute header from a Chris Maguire corner was the only goal at the Kassam Stadium.

While the Sky Bet League One clash was affected by a strong breeze and rain, conditions were not as dire as the forecasts about Storm Dennis.

Instead United were able to play some good football and pushed Sunderland back for spells, especially in the second half, but could not find a way through.

Robinson bemoaned the fine margins which went against his side as the Black Cats claimed a seventh clean sheet in eight games.

"They won it in 90 seconds, but we dominated for 90 minutes, he said.

"I thought in every area we dominated.

"Again when they defend so deep with the five and the two sitting in front you are reliant on the ball dropping to you.

"They’re in a moment where the ball is dropping for them in the defensive areas.

"I thought we moved the ball efficiently and aggressively.

"I thought we played forwards very early and asked a number of questions of their back line.

"It’s probably the most I’ve seen them pushed so far in this run that they’re on.

"It doesn’t make it any easier for us or the fans that we’ve got beat again, we accept that, but what more can the players do?

"They gave us everything, to a man. I don’t think anybody underperformed, they ran their socks off right to the end."