Billy Jones strikes for Sunderland to dent Hull City’s survival hopes

David Moyes was recently asked if he felt “shown up” by Marco Silva’s impressive stewardship of Hull City. Sunderland’s manager gave a bland answer, yet the flintiness in his eyes suggested he was inwardly seething and particularly keen to end his east Yorkshire counterpart’s proud record of having not lost a home league game in Portugal, Greece and England since March 2014.

Thanks to an amalgam of Jordan Pickford’s heroics in goal and Hull’s failure to cope with the pressure of suddenly being expected to be the team in control, Moyes not only shattered Silva’s record but significantly increased the prospect of Hull joining Sunderland down in the Championship next season.

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