Sunderland manager David Moyes thought his side deserved better than to lose 4-1 at home to Arsenal on Saturday and praised the character of his men.
The Black Cats are stuck at the bottom of the table, and in the game against the Gunners they stood up well until the final 20 minutes. Arsenal took the lead through Alexis Sanchez early in the first half, but Sunderland kept defending well, and grabbed the equalizer through Jermain Defoe from the penalty spot in the 65th minute.
But two goals by Olivier Giroud and another from Sanchez saw Sunderland suffer defeat yet again. They are the lone team in the Premier League that is yet to win a game this season.
“I think the score line is a little bit harsh on us,” Moyes said after the match. “I don’t think we deserved to have lost by three goals.
“The players are giving all they have. You can’t question their commitment or their passion and desire.”
He continued: “We were never going to be the aggressors in the game because of the quality that Arsenal possess in their side but I thought we did well and deservedly got an equaliser.
“We didn’t defend well on a number of occasions and we paid the price. I thought we defended well initially and kept good shape and we were disciplined but we didn’t see the game out as we should have done.
“We showed good character early in the game, I would have liked to have seen us show the same character to stay in the game after that.”
Sunderland sits at the bottom of the standings with 2 points in 10 matches, 7 points from safety.