Manager's verdict: Moyes pleased with Khazri's contribution

Slaven Bilic has resorted to smashing furniture during'roller coaster season

Fabio Borini came off the bench to give bottom-placed Sunderland a faint Premier League lifeline by clinching a 2-2 draw with West Ham on Saturday.

Asked if he had heard the dissenting voices, the Scot said: "I did, aye, but it's to be expected because me and the team are not doing well just now, so I have to accept it".

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. The Toffees moved ahead of Manchester United into fifth place on goal difference, having played three games more.

The Tunisia global shone throughout and netted a sensational leveller to cancel out Andre Ayew's opener direct from a corner with 25 minutes played.

"Behind the scenes, the feeling in the dressing room before the game was good", Cattermole told the Sunderland Echo. We got that momentum after we scored the first one and also after we scored the second one, to frustrate them or to finish them off.

Moyes and Bain are said to have held a series of meetings over potential new arrivals in the summer at Sunderland.

"I thought the boys played well today and from the first minute right to the last they did everything they possibly could to get a result".

The visitors were made to pay for defensive errors with keeper Darren Randolph at fault for both Sunderland goals, although Collins was philosophical after the final whistle.

West Ham United haven't eased their relegation fears yet despite a 2-2 draw against Sunderland, Slaven Bilic insists.

"To concede both goals in this way, they were both unusual goals, you are not happy with that".

In particular, Bilic absolved Randolph of blame for Khazri's freak strike.

'It's harder than previous times I think, ' he said. They had the ball, but they were playing very risky, leaving a lot of space behind. Having already allowed Khazri's corner to clear him and drop inside his far post, he then fumbled a high ball and punched it straight to Borini to hand him a second equaliser on a plate. We've tried various combinations trying to find ways of scoring, but we got a goal from a direct set-piece and we scrambled the second goal to get two each.

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