Black Cats nine points from safety

  • Black Cats nine points from safety

Black Cats nine points from safety

"And it's more like a loss, any late goal is more like a loss, but a point is a point".

It has been another season of struggle for the Black Cats, but they certainly returned to their goal scoring ways in some style at the Stadium of Light.

It was hard to know if this was the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end for David Moyes, jeered mercilessly by Sunderland supporters fed up with his moribund ways.

Khazri was brilliant today. However, it was fortune that was deserved given the quality of his all-round play. Unfortunately we went a goal down quite early, which was poor, but great credit to the lads for fighting back in the first half and the second half.

Sunderland's next five trips come against sides 14th and under in the Premier League table. Already one-down after Andre Ayew's fifth-minute strike, the Black Cats manager was greeted by boos from his own fans.

Were his actions justified?

By the time the clock reached the 20-minute mark, there were chants of "We want Moyesy out" from a section of the home support, although their mood improved markedly six minutes later when, seconds after seeing penalty appeals waved away, they levelled in curious circumstances.

That is a huge gap to make up, particularly as Sunderland have still only won once since the middle of December.

They were the only changes in the starting line-up from the narrow but precious win over Swansea City last week, while Aaron Cresswell returned to the bench and Declan Rice looked for his debut as he took his place among the subs.

Even so, Moyes was not allowed to enjoy the moment, with some supporters singing "Are you watching David Moyes?", a reference to his reluctance to select the Tunisia worldwide in recent months. In football there's an alternative opportunity and we've got another opportunity against West Ham. "There have been a few problems within the dressing room, but that's for us to deal with". "The players every week have done everything they can but at this moment we might be lacking in a little quality sometimes", said Moyes. this season.

"I don't care how we celebrate, as long as we score", Moyes said. I have to accept it. I just do not forget to myself that I've got the third or fourth best win record in the Premier League. "Managers not doing well, teams not doing well, they deserve to take their frustrations out on somebody and almost always, it's the manager".

Khazri's corner-kick stunner on 26 minutes quelled the mood of discontent, the left-wing delivery curling in off the far post with a suggestion that Anichebe impeded Darren Randolph on the line.

"We had momentum after each goal but we couldn't finish them off or punish them which is disappointing".

"We lost our markers (for the second goal)". West Ham manager Slaven Bilic: There is no pointing fingers.

Twice the the east London outfit lead against the division's bottom side but on both occasions they were pulled back, as goals from Andrew Ayew and James Collins were cancelled out by Wahbi Khazri - straight from a corner - and Borini. Was it a foul?

Subs not used: Adrian, Cresswell, Feghouli, Fletcher, Rice.