Sunderland drew 2-2 with West Ham United on Saturday and some of their players have since had their say.
Sunderland raced into a 2-0 lead against West Ham United on Saturday to suggest Dick Advocaat’s side were about to get a much-needed victory under their belts. But the Hammers had other ideas and by the time the final whistle blew it was 2-2 and the clubs shared a point apiece.
It was a cruel blow for a Sunderland side that now has just three points from their first eight matches, but it did at least lift them above hapless Newcastle United who were smashed 6-1 by Manchester City on the same day.
Goals from Steven Fletcher and Jeremain Lens gave Sunderland what looked like a healthy lead but Carl Jenkinson halved the deficit on the stroke of half-time and Dimitri Payet pulled West Ham level on the hour-mark.
The result leaves Sunderland with a mountain to climb but they can do it, and after the match some of their players took to Twitter to have their say on the result.
DeAndre Yedlin – who is currently on loan from Tottenham Hotspur – impressed for the Black Cats, and he thanked the fans for their support, while Fabio Borini bemoaned a missed opportunity to win his side all three points while declaring that Sunderland were “still alive”.
Tottenham fans watching this match will have been very impressed with what they saw of USA international Yedlin but it was Borini’s missed chance that ultimately defined this game for Sunderland.