Slaven Bilić "disappointed" with Hammers defence in Sunderland draw
- Author: Jon Douglas Apr 19, 2017,
Apr 19, 2017, 1:51
Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole has suggested that his side's 2-2 draw with West Ham United on Saturday could be the springboard they need to launch an unlikely survival bid.
Goals early in each half from Andre Ayew and James Collins had looked set to secure all three points for the visitors at the Stadium of Light and make it back-to-back wins for Slaven Bilic's side for the first time since January.
His replacement was Fabio Borini who slotted home a late equaliser after a bad piece of goalkeeping from Randolph but they couldn't find a victor despite a red for Sam Byram five minutes from the end and the point probably won't be enough for the Black Cats.
Before the cheers of joy at the Stadium of Light, there were jeers at manager Moyes who was the subject of "Moyes out" chants.
Black Cats boss David Moyes confirmed that Jones had hit his head on the ground during the incident and lost consciousness, and had been sent to hospital to be checked.
"The support have been fantastic and when a manger's not doing well, a team's not doing well they deserve to take their frustrations out on somebody".
He said: "I don't think they've (the crowd) turned against the manager - not the way I've seen other managers being treated". "I have to accept it".
West Ham (4-2-3-1): Randolph; Byram, Collins, Fonte, Masuaku; Kouyate, Fernandes; Snodgrass (Nordtveit 81), Ayew (Calleri 90), Lanzini; Carroll. "I thought we were reasonably comfortable after we scored the second goal".
"I've probably made more mistakes than anyone in the dressing room over my career, so when we make them, we have to put them out of mind and move on".
Ayew, whose fifth-minute goal was his fourth in his last eight appearances, says West Ham's rollercoaster season has contributed to their repeated inability to kill teams off when they go in front.
They came from a pocket of fans rather than a mass but when he walked towards his technical area, dissent grew and there were ironic songs directed at him when Khazri, easily Sunderland's most impressive performer but a player largely ignored this term, found the net. We hardly conceded any corners and in the build-up there was a free-kick I wasn't sure about. "I thought we played better today, I thought we passed it better, I thought we had bits of control of the game at different times, and that led to some better football".