We pushed, we tried hard but ultimately we just couldn't get a win.
"We have to pick up more points to be safe".
David Moyes has "no issue" with Sunderland fans venting their frustrations at him with the Black Cats' slide towards relegation showing no sign of easing.
Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has vowed to "never" make a transfer to local rivals Newcastle United. It was he who kept the home side ticking even when they were in arrears and he was rewarded with a remarkable goal. Meanwhile, Robert Snodgrass was a whisker away from doubling the visitor's advantage with a curling strike from just outside the box.
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Perhaps unsurprisingly under the circumstances, the game was clearly lacking any real quality.
When does Sunderland vs West Ham kick off? But with time running out his replacement, Fabio Borini fired through a clutch of players to level the score and set up a nervy final few minutes for West Ham.
Substitute Borini pounced on an error by Randolph to spare Sunderland another defeat, but they couldn't snatch a valuable victor despite Byram's dismissal for a second booking in 10 minutes of stoppage-time. Only defeats for relegation rivals Swansea, Hull City, AFC Bournemouth and Burnley salvaged the Hammers from dropping further into trouble. In the reverse fixtures previously in the season, Sunderland overcome a couple of the five sides so that they stand an opportunity of picking up points.
The Tunisian worldwide had been so far off Moyes" radar, he had made only one more start for club than country this season before his reintroduction against the Hammers, so it was somewhat unsurprising to hear a clear refrain form the stands asking "are you watching David Moyes?' as the Sunderland players dusted off celebrations not required since their four-goal first-half blitz at Crystal Palace 70 days previously.