West Ham United co-chairman David Gold believes that his team were better than Sunderland on Saturday.
The Hammers headed into the Premier League clash at the Stadium of Light high on confidence, but they had to settle for a 1-1 draw.
Jordi Gomez’s controversial penalty gave Sunderland the lead midway through the first half, but Stewart Downing’s deflected effort from 18 yards just seven minutes later restored parity.
Both sides had chances as the game wore on, with Gold claiming after the final whistle that West Ham played better while singling out Alex Song for special praise.
Safe journey home to all those hardy West Ham fans who travelled north to Sunderland today to help earn a valuable point. dg— David Gold (@davidgold) December 13, 2014
Song, who joined West Ham from Sunderland on a season-long loan deal in the summer transfer window, had yet another brilliant game for the London outfit.
The 27-year-old midfielder took one shot, had a 71% pass accuracy, created one chance, put in one cross, attempted five take-ons, won 60% of the tackles, made one interception and two clearances.
West Ham are currently fourth in the Premier League table with 28 points from 16 matches, two points clear of fifth-placed Southampton.