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

West Ham (4-2-3-1): Randolph; Byram, Collins, Fonte, Masuaku; Kouyate, Fernandes; Snodgrass (Nordtveit 81), Ayew (Calleri 90), Lanzini; Carroll.

Moyes hailed the Tunisian's discipline as well as his output in the final third. We had a couple of changes in the team, and that gave everyone a lift. I don't appreciate losing every Saturday but we pick it up.

It was a refreshing change from what we have witnessed for much of this season - finally a Sunderland player was playing on the front foot and trying to be proactive with the ball.

"Wahbi's work-rate for me has never been an issue".

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? It was too late to benefit Sunderland despite the game going on for another six minutes. If we are talking about the goalkeeper for that goal, it's very hard for a goalkeeper.

"We had momentum after each goal but we couldn't finish them off or punish them which is disappointing". We had some good moments.

"To be fair, the manager has played me in the last three games, and that's three games in 10 days for me. They'd looked different in training and they looked bright, quick and we were more like it in the performance".

The Hammers scored early in each half and twice led at a subdued Stadium of Light, only to concede two freakish equalisers and end the game with ten men following Sam Byram's red card. These are the questions being posed at the Stadium of Light and few of the answers bring comfort to Moyes.

"But I think you'll definitely see us look to build on that".

"I carry a bit (of weight) as well".

"They were throwing long balls in, putting the bodies in, from one of those situations they score the goal".

Lee Grant made a crucial save to deny Kamil Grosicki an equaliser and Walters struck the woodwork but Shaqiri put the game to bed with a marvellous swerving effort into the top-left corner from 30 yards. From the corner, they scored and really, in truth, for most of the game apart from that, we had defended it pretty well. The club need to start to plan accordingly to ensure they can come back at the first time of asking as it appears rivals Newcastle will.

With Khazri most people's man of the match, Moyes was asked why he had excluded a key player during Sunderland's avoidance of relegation under Sam Allardyce last spring for so long.

Vanessa Coleman

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