Sunderland manager David Moyes has urged his team to get something from their next home match as they prepare to take on West Ham United.
The Black Cats moved closer to relegation on Sunday as they lost 3-0 to Manchester United at the Stadium of Light.
United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic opened the scoring in the 30th minute before Sunderland midfielder Sebastian Larsson was shown a straight red card for a tackle on midfielder Ander Herrera.
Jose Mourinho’s side then scored straight after half-time through Henrikh Mkhitaryan before Marcus Rashford wrapped up the victory in the 89th minute.
Sunderland are now 10 points away from safety with seven games to go but Moyes has refused to accept defeat as he looks to grab the win against the Hammers on Saturday.
He said: “We keep fighting, we keep going. We need to give the supporters and everybody that little bit of hope.
“It’s still as difficult – probably more difficult because there’s a game less. The game less means it’s tougher.
“There’s no hiding the fact that we’re in a difficult position. But we’ve got a home game next, let’s see if we can get some momentum, try to get a win in that and we’ll try to do that.”
Due to their recent record, Sunderland priced at 3.30 to win at home, with the draw 3.25.
After their win over Swansea City, the Hammers will be expected to win and they can be backed at odds of 2.25.