Published: Wed, April 19, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Moyes 'deserves' criticism from Sunderland supporters

Moyes 'deserves' criticism from Sunderland supporters

A worrying injury for Billy Jones led to 10 minutes of injury time being added on, and Sunderland could not find a victor despite Sam Byram being sent off in the 95th minute.

Wahbi Khazri and Fabio Borini at least brought the Black Cats' lengthy goalless run to an end, but it was nearly certainly a case of too little, too late as the hosts finally rediscovered some fight.

Sunderland are winless in their last eight matches too, although they did end a seven-match goal drought against the Hammers before Fabio Borini's 91st-minute equaliser rescued a point.

Fabio Borini came off the bench to score a late leveller for the hosts after they twice fell behind at the Stadium of Light to goals from Andre Ayew and James Collins. When managers and teams aren't doing well, they deserve to take frustrations out on somebody. Sunderland's top scorer Jermain Defoe has netted 58% of the team's goals in the Premier League in 2016/17, and the second-highest scorer has only three to his name. "And it's more like a loss, any late goal is more like a loss, but a point is a point". "We have not been as united as a group as in previous seasons, that's what probably has been the problem", said the Italian.

"It's almost always the manager - and I have no issue with that". "I have to accept it".

"I just keep in mind to myself that I think I have got the third or fourth best win record in the Premier League".

Hammers goalkeeper, Darren Randolph, appeared to be at fault for both Sunderland goals, but the Hammers boss was quick to deflect the blame away from the Republic of Ireland stopper: "We are a team, we are scoring goals together, we are conceding goals as a team". I expected us to punish them which we didn't do. West Ham haven't been in the best of form lately, losing five consecutive prior to their win against Swansea last weekend.

Moyes was booed whenever he went into his technical area during a ten-minute spell midway through the first half, but just as the atmosphere looked like turning nasty, Sunderland hauled themselves back into the game in the most unlikely of fashions. That's happened a few times now but we're ready to prepare for Everton and that's going to be a tough game.

It has been a bitter campaign for David Moyes and his Sunderland side.

There was a bit of dash against West Ham United - redundant in the context of their league position - but Saturday was also notable for a section of the ground railing against the manager, jeering on each occasion he strode towards his technical...

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