Draw with West Ham gives Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole survival hope

"I don't care how we celebrate, as long as we score", Moyes said.

As ever, the Sunderland fans among a crowd of 40,168 were put through the wringer as they saw the home side succumb to Andre Ayew's fifth-minute opener before Wahbi Khazri, starting a game for the first time since October 29, levelled direct from a corner.

Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole has suggested that his side's 2-2 draw with West Ham United on Saturday could be the springboard they need to launch an unlikely survival bid. "I can only tell you my choice has been to play other people because of what I have seen", said the 53-year-old who, earlier this season, turned down a chance to sign the now unattached former Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov. And they snatched a late point when Fabio Borini came off the bench to equalise.

Moyes and Bain are said to have held a series of meetings over potential new arrivals in the summer at Sunderland.

Borini, a veteran of two successful Sunderland relegation battles, said: "It's harder than the previous times". What if Sunderland, after all that pinging between managers and now fixed on David Moyes, have settled in wasteland?

"I don't think they've turned against him". I don't think they've turned against him.

'Which fans are happy? Which manager is happy? No-one is happy at the minute because of the position we're in.

The visitors were made to pay for defensive errors with keeper Darren Randolph at fault for both Sunderland goals, although Collins was philosophical after the final whistle. "It is a point, we wanted three and we were close", Bilic told BBC Sport. We know we have the squad and the team to move up the league and finish as high as we can.

"We've got a game in hand - we just have to go to Middlesbrough and win now".

"Behind the scenes, the feeling in the dressing room before the game was good". Unfortunately we went a goal down quite early, which was poor, but great credit to the lads for fighting back in the first half and the second half.

  • Julie Sanders