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Yesterday Was A Truly Disastrous Day In The Life Of David Moyes

Yesterday Was A Truly Disastrous Day In The Life Of David Moyes
By Darren Holland

David Moyes appears to be a man who can't catch a break. Yet the past 24 hours may be the worst of his Sunderland career...so far.

There is a Big Sam Allardyce shadow looming over Wearside but a chink of light came in the shape of the EFL cup last night as Sunderland travelled to Southampton. To date, it has been the only competition in which Moyes has found success - with monumental wins over Shrewsbury and QPR in previous rounds.

For the majority of the game, Sunderland's 1,500 contingent were rather satisfied until Sofiane Boufal's wonderful strike 67 minutes in.

Victor Anichebe was denied a penalty as Sunderland attempted to go in search of a goal. At that moment the sirens began to sound in David Moyes head, blood began to boil, veins bulged and his eyes became fixated on fourth official Paul Adcock.

A foul mouthed rant followed which resulted in Moyes sent to the stand. For the closing stages of the game, he had to endure what every Sunderland goes through each season.

Afterwards, David Moyes accepted the fact that he deserved to be sent off and made a sorry attempt to rally the troops;

"We didn’t deserve to lose, that’s for sure. Extra-time was the least we deserved...At the moment our luck’s out but it’ll change and the performances will lead to goals and results, I have no doubt about that."

At least for the Sunderland supporters - who made the 14 hour round trip journey to the South coast -  can sleep easy knowing they deserved to bring Southampton to extra-time.

Yet the most embarrassing moment was still to come from Moyes as he was asked by Sky Sports News if referee Chris Kavanagh made the right decision not to award the penalty.

To top off the whole ordeal, Sunderland's charted plane was grounded due to fog as the team were forced to stay in Southampton (Which begs the question; 'Where's Niall Quinn when you need him?').

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Stranded in the bottom of the country and Premier League - things can only get better for Sunderland...or progressively worse.

 

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