Sunderland v Tottenham

Sunderland 0 - 0 Tottenham
31 Jan 2017 - 19:45

Sunderland climbed off the bottom of the Premier League, with a hard fought point against title chasing Spurs.

The opening 45 minutes wasn’t for the neutral, with one shot on target from Spurs; a 25 yard shot from Wanyama that was parried away by Victor Mannone.

Arguably Sunderland were the better side in the first half, as Fabio Borini let two chances go begging.

The first half for Spurs was made worse by the exit of Danny Rose due to a knee problem just before the half time whistle.

The North London team came out stronger after the break, pressing Sunderland from the outset but the Black Cats stayed strong, preventing both Kyle Walker and Dele Ali scoring with two efforts deflected wide.

Again Wanyama had the best chance of the game, which the Kenyan headed wide of Victor Mannone’s goal.

Didier Ndong deservedly received the man of the match, after making the most challenges than any other player on the pitch and covered 11.62km, only beaten by Seb Larsson and Jack Rodwell.

The point sees the Black Cats level with Hull City on 16 points, ahead by their goal difference.

David Moyes was pleased with the Lads, as he stated after the match:

“It’s a good point; I’m pleased that we took something from the game as Spurs are a top team with some exceptional young players and some of the most valued players in the country,” he said.

“I think we’ve got to praise our boys for coming away with a point, we all know we wanted three but we’ll take that from the game.

The Black Cats next game is at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace, where another point or more is imperative.