Sunderland boss David Moyes: No-one giving up here

David Moyes admits Sunderland will soon need to recreate the "miracles" of the past if they are to escape relegation.

David Moyes was left frustrated following Sunderland's narrow 1-0 defeat at Vicarage Road.

Mark Scott: "Sunderland will desperately be hoping Jermain Defoe's nearly inevitable goal on his England return can kick-start a glut of them at club level, after what constitutes a mini barren patch by his high-scoring standards". "They've been here before - I've not been here before, it's new to me - but hopefully people at the club know exactly what it's like".

Moyes pointed to Sunderland's problems at defending set-pieces before the match and, unfortunately for the Black Cats, Watford's victor came from an inability to deal with a corner.

"I think Catts could get some training in but the one we're really looking to see if we can get back is Victor".

Italian coach Mazzarri, though, is determined Watford will be ready to face a team fighting for their Premier League future.

Defoe has scored 14 of the club's 24 league goals this season.

"I think it is an indication to all young English players out there, not playing for their first teams, that if they come to Sunderland - like Jordan Pickford, Jermain Defoe - you can go on to become an England global if you play games".

Tom Cleverley's corner was headed inwards by Stefano Okaka, and Sunderland forward Fabio Borini inadvertently nodded on to his own crossbar.

Watford have only won two of their previous 13 league matches (D4, L7) and they have gone four games without a victory.

"What I can tell the fans is that we hope to do better, of course, in the next 10 games".

"We deserved a point at least today, I thought we stuck at it and we need to make more of our performance next time out".

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