Published: Sun, April 16, 2017
Sport | By Noel Norman

Collins: Sunderland draw hurts but 'a point is a point'

Collins: Sunderland draw hurts but 'a point is a point'

The Wearside faithful turned on the Scot for the first time this season with calls of "we want Moyes out" ringing round the Stadium of Light during the 2-2 draw with West Ham, a result that leaves them nine points adrift of safety with six games to go.

Ayew failed to restore West Ham's advantage when he missed a rebound from close range in the 37th minute.

David Moyes' side have lost more defeats than another side, while scoring the second-fewest goals and had the third-longest winless run this year.

Ghana winger Andre Ayew scored for West Ham United in their 2-2 away draw against Sunderland in the English Premier League at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.

Didier Ndong wasted a clear chance to equalise but Sunderland, who lost Billy Jones to a worrisome head injury, levelled in the 90th minute as Borini pounced on an error from Darren Randolph.

"We are running out of games", Sunderland manager David Moyes said.

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Two minutes into the second half, Moyes was grim-faced on the touchline once more as Hammers defender Collins glanced Robert Snodgrass' corner wide of Jordan Pickford to restore the visitors' lead. "The ball was not very high in the air so he could [not] have seen it all the way along".

In stoppage time the Hammers were reduced to ten men as Byram was shown a second yellow card for a clumsy foul on Adnan Januzaj, then Anichebe nearly won it for the home side with an attempt that flashed just the wrong side of an upright.

But there was nothing Pickford could do to keep the Hammers at bay three minutes later when Andy Carroll scuffed Sam Byram's cross back across goal and Ayew tucked the ball into the net, with the home side fuming that play had not been stopped after Victor Anichebe had gone to ground at the other end of the pitch.

A win at home against West Ham would help their cause immensely.

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