Sunderland in trouble as Watford claim vital three points

Sunderland manager David Moyes: "We go into these games knowing we have to win them because they are running out".

Sunderland are in danger of getting relegated to the Championship at the end of the season.

Watford had been frustrated by Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford, who made a string of fine saves to deny M'Baye Niang and Abdoulaye Doucoure.

Watford beat last-placed Sunderland 1-0 to ease its relegation fears in the English Premier League on Saturday. "They've been here before - I've not been here before, it's new to me - but hopefully people at the club know exactly what it's like".

The Black Cats have failed to score in any of their last four games following their 4-0 demolition of Crystal Palace and remain rooted to the bottom of the table.

Watford were obviously allowed to pull further away and are now 14 points clear of the Wearsiders.

But his lone resistance could not prevent Watford recording their first win in five matches, a result that put daylight between the Hornets and the relegation zone.

But Pickford could not prevent Britos pouncing after a goalmouth scramble to condemn Sunderland to another defeat.

Moyes said: "I'm not sure it's for everybody and there might be nutritionists out there who tell us it's the wrong thing, but I'm sure there are others who would say it's definitely the correct thing".

"The only thing is we should have scored at least one more goal", Mazzarri told Sky Sports. Tom Cleverley's corner on the left was thumped on to the bar by the heads of first Stefano Okaka and then Sunderland's Fabio Borini.

"I'm only interested in Sunderland staying up, I have got no thoughts about the World Cup or anything like that at this moment in time".

"There's an bad lot of young players who are not playing games for English teams".

  • Delores Daniels