David Moyes has refused to admit that his side would get relegated from the league despite their 2-2 draw with West Ham. The Black Cats fought back from a goal down on two occasions on Saturday to snatch a dramatic point at the Stadium of Light, but the result does little for their survival bid.
Sunderland remain rooted to the foot of table, nine points from safety with just six games to play, but Moyes was upbeat after an encouraging display against the Hammers.
He said “We played well from the first minute I think the players did a good job today, I really do. We went a goal down - we weren't great at the goal - but we started well and kept playing well in the first half and deserved our goal back. I couldn't ask for much more from the boys. Yes, we're running out of games but even in the last 10 minutes, we looked liable to getting a winner... the ball just didn't quite drop for us. Could we have defended a little bit better? Yes, but that was not for the want of trying.”