David Moyes: Sunderland owner wants me to stay

Hazel Gray
May 7, 2017

Hull has won just one of their previous four home Premier League games against Sunderland and have never scored a few times in any of those matches.

It looked a valid claim for a spot kick, and Hull boss Marco Silva fumed: "For me that was a clear penalty".

"To score five against this team is very good and it is an important result for the mini-league fight that we are in for places in the top four", Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said. Today we weren't calm, we tried to do everything too fast.

"We want Moysie out", away supporters had sung in the early stages, in sharp contrast to Hull followers hailing a manager who has supplied hope where previously there had been none.

"We need to win but we need to respect a lot the Sunderland players, and I don't permit my players to think like this".

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Jermain Defoe celebrates scoring Sunderland's second goal of the afternoon at the KCOM Stadium.

"Our performances have been good in recent weeks but the results haven't matched that".

He said: "All we did was put down thoughts on what it would take, and then left it with Ellis for him to decide". "The players showed pride in their performance".

Defoe's pace continued to worry Hull, but after another adventurous run, he smacked his shot wide of the near post.

Accustomed to sitting back at home before hurting visitors on the counter-attack, they were suddenly supposed to be dominant but did not seem to have entirely got the hang of it.

Swansea's goal difference is -29 compared with Hull's -31, and the Welsh club have scored four more goals.

At the other end, Defoe wasted three excellent opportunities and passed 1000 minutes without a Premier League goal before a stoppage-time strike made the scoreline more emphatic for the Wearsiders.

"Jermain Defoe has a clause in his contract so it's possible [that he will leave]", Moyes told a news conference ahead of Saturday's match away to Hull, who are still fighting to avoid the drop.

The Premier League's finish line draws nearer this weekend, and there remain questions to be answered at both ends of the table.

"That's a young Jordan Pickford".

Abel Hernandez had Pickford at full stretch seven minutes before the interval when he cut in from the right, evaded two challenges, and fired narrowly wide across the face of goal.

David Silva set City on their way to what could prove to be three crucial points in the race for Champions League qualification with the opening goal after just two minutes of the lunchtime kick-off.

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