Allardyce: ‘Sakho’s is a hell of an achievement’

A deeply relieved Sam Allardyce admitted everybody was “really chuffed” following Diafra Sakho’s late goal gave the irons an urgently required win.
He said: “It’s nice to get a win and secure it just at the end there with our leading goalscorer making life a bit more comfortable. We’re really chuffed.
“Most of our failings have come from not being able to keep a clean sheet and we did that today. I think we deserved to win, despite the scrappy game. 1-0 puts us in a better frame of mind going into international week, which comes at the right time for us as we want to get our injured fit.
“Our run-in suggests we can win more games than we lose or draw and we can push on and try and finish as high as we can.
Sakho is the leading goalscorer for headed goals but he was delighted he did what he did. For him being leading goalscorer at West Ham in his first season is a hell of an achievement. That was a very important one for us.
“It was probably was a foul (in build-up to goal) but it’s about time things went our way. It’s a devastating decision at the end for Sunderland but on the back of the decisions we’ve had its about time one went our way.



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6 comments on “Allardyce: ‘Sakho’s is a hell of an achievement’

  1. Does make a change for us to be the ones taking the points in the last minutes of a match i must admit. Sometimes even the best teams have to win ugly.

  2. We have no choice but to win ugly,that’s the only way BFS can play,
    At least the minority had there pop last night and slept well with there BFS teddys,
    Or what ever there wives were wearing,

  3. Our friend Mr Mason knew he had not given a Pen as O’Shea clearly headed the ball on.Evened things up a bit,and after all our last second mishaps ill take that. C.O.Y.I.

    • I recorded MOD and froze it at the moment the ball was kicked, and Nolan was definitely not offside. I was fouled tho and we should have had a penalty.

  4. he was fouled not me

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