Hammers earn point from Black Cats stalemate

Last updated : 28 December 2013 By Plymouth_hammer

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce was in a reflective mood as speaking to WHUTV following the game.  "I think we got what we deserved from the game. 

"Unfortunately, unlike we saw against Fulham two weeks ago, we didn't see the creative high-quality play in this game.

"When it becomes a dogged affair like it did here, you need to find one player to make the difference.  We had our most creative players on the pitch who were available to play, but unfortunately they didn't find the creativity or the finish to get that one goal to get us a very precious three points.

"It wouldn't have mattered how we played - good, bad or indifferent - if we'd got the points, but we couldn't turn it around and find that bit of quality when needed.  We ended up with a nil-nil.