Photo: Dick Advocaat’s amusing gesture during Sunderland’s defeat to West Ham United

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Sunderland went down 1-0 to West Ham United away from home in the Premier League on Saturday.

Dick Advocaat lost his first game in charge of Sunderland on Saturday evening, as the Black Cats went down 1-0 to West Ham United.

The Dutchman was appointed the Sunderland boss only last week following the dismissal of Gus Poyet last Monday.

It was always going to be tough for Advocaat to guide the Black Cats to a win against West Ham at the Boleyn Ground in the Premier League on Saturday, and so it proved.

However, credit to the visiting side in London, the Hammers needed an 88th-minute goal from Senegal international striker Diafra Sakho to win the encounter.

Sunderland pressed on for an equaliser in injury time, during which Advocaat made an amusing gesture (see picture above).

The 67-year-old was pointing to an imaginary watch on his left wrist when he was actually wearing a real one on his right.

Perhaps with the pressure piling, Advocaat was so stressed that he forgot that he was wearing a watch on his right wrist.

Sunderland are currently 17th in the Premier League table with 26 points from 30 matches, just a point above the relegation zone.

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