WEST HAM UNITED manager, Slaven Bilic, was a frustrated figure after watching his side held to a 2-2 draw by the Premier League's bottom club, Sunderland, at the Stadium of Light.
What if Sunderland, after all that pinging between managers and now fixed on David Moyes, have settled in wasteland? "The players every week have done everything they can but at this moment we might be lacking in a little quality sometimes", said Moyes. this season. No one is happy at the minute because of the position we're in.
When you have not scored in 11 hours and 41 minutes of Premier League football, any goal is welcome and it was fitting that Sunderland's first arrived in freaky style.
Wahbi Khazri equalised for Sunderland direct from a corner in the 29th minute as the hosts recovered from falling behind to Andre Ayew's fifth-minute opener for the visitors.
Substitute Borini's 90th-minute equaliser, only his second goal of the season, salvaged the slim pickings of a point for the Black Cats in the 2-2 draw with West Ham. We didn't deserve to go a goal down.
"I don't think the crowd turned against the manager - not the way I've seen other managers treated", he said. "I thought we played better today, I thought we passed it better, I thought we had bits of control of the game at different times, and that led to some better football". We could easily have lost 2-1 but gained a point on those teams around us. I have to accept it.
Sunderland had just gone past 700 minutes without a Premier League goal when Wahbi Khazri's corner went all the way in, as Victor Anichebe blocked off Darren Randolph.
"I just do not forget to myself that I think I have got the third or fourth best win record in the Premier League". "That's what we need him in the team for".
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.
West Ham (4-2-3-1): Randolph; Byram, Collins, Fonte, Masuaku; Kouyate, Fernandes; Snodgrass (Nordtveit 81), Ayew (Calleri 90), Lanzini; Carroll.
The Tunisian started his first league game since the defeat to Arsenal in October, impressing throughout, scoring a goal and proving to be a constant thorn in West Ham's side.