Sam Allardyce makes unhappy return to Sunderland
London: Sam Allardyce endured an unhappy return to Upton Park as Sunderland slipped to a 1-0 defeat against West Ham on Saturday.
Michail Antonio’s first-half goal left Allardyce empty-handed and the Black Cats stuck in the Premier League relegation zone. Yet the former Hammers boss will be wondering how his side did not take something from the game after Jermain Defoe and Jack Rodwell missed glorious chances after the break.
The build-up to the game centred around Allardyce, whose relationship with the West Ham supporters was strained to say the least during his four years in charge.