Moyes 'deserves' criticism from Sunderland supporters

West Ham United's Cheikhou Kouyate celebrates scoring their first goal with Jonathan Calleri and fans

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

West Ham have now squandered 22 Premier League points from winning positions this season - the highest in the division.

Moyes hailed the Tunisian's discipline as well as his output in the final third.

The North East team have seven matches to overturn a significant shortfall in the Premier League to ensure their survival, but their run in gives them hope of clawing themselves from the base-three. "He hit the ground bad but I just think he has concussed himself and hopefully it won't be as bad as we first feared".

There were question marks as to whether Victor Anichebe fouled Randolph on the line and West Ham frustrations increased when Ayew missed a chance to make it 2-1, hooking the ball over the bar from inside the six-yard box after more good work from Carroll. It happens when you haven't got the results you have wanted. "That's what we need him in the team for".

The Hammers were adamant that goalkeeper Darren Randolph was being impeded in the build-up the goal - nonetheless, it was allowed to stand and Sunderland clawed their way back into the game.

"But it's been harder than previous times (escaping relegation) - we have not been at our level, we have not been as united a group as in previous seasons, and that's probably been the problem. It's a very unusual goal we conceded". We had some good moments.

I imagine that Borini will be one of the first players out of the door when the summer transfer window opens, and personally I'll be glad to see the back of him. "They'd looked different in training and they looked bright, quick and we were more like it in the performance".

Meanwhile, Sunderland boss, David Moyes, said: "I thought we played well today.I thought from the start we tried to get after them right away".

But they were always chasing it with Andre Ayew and James Collins scoring at the start of each half.

Moyes had been well aware of the threat the Hammers posed from set pieces and was disappointed that the visitors were able to convert one of their few opportunities.

"I don't care how we celebrate, as long as we score", Moyes said.

It was he who kept the home side ticking even when they were in arrears and he was rewarded with a remarkable goal.

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