He said: "I do think Wahbi's a very good player with a lot to offer and, if he gives us that level of performances, I'll be more than happy".
Even in his moment of joy, the Black Cats boss was not spared with some supporters singing "Are you watching David Moyes?", a reference to his reluctance to select the Tunisia worldwide in recent months.
For the first time in 701 minutes, Sunderland scored a goal.
After Borini's late leveler, West Ham finished with ten men after Sam Byram was dismissed in the fifth minute of stoppage time after being shown a second yellow card.
One would have thought the Black Cats could have done with the set-piece specialist more this season, especially seeing as the side have struggled for goals recently.
It was he who kept the home side ticking even when they were in arrears and he was rewarded with a remarkable goal.
Randolph made a complete mess of trying to deal with Gibson's cross from the right, and when his weak punch could only find Borini, the Italian drilled home a precise low finish from the edge of the area.
Rooted at the bottom of the league with just 21 points, David Moyes side picked up their first point in four games. I have to accept it. "We have to try and cause them problems but they had a big result last week - and we need one this week". "I just remember I've got the third or fourth best win record of any Premier League manager". We probably haven't defended either goal of well as we should have done. When managers and teams aren't doing well, they deserve to take frustrations out on somebody.
Sunderland took a much needed point after clinging onto a 2-all drawer against West Ham.
"I thought Wahbi played in a role which kept him more disciplined and I thought he kept the ball well for us and scored a really good goal from a corner kick".
His return has not initiated an immediate return to form for his team, but against both Leicester City and Manchester United he came as close and any Black Cat to ending a goal drought that is now running at over 11 hours.