Cresswell - We could have got the victory

West Ham United defender Aaron Cresswell was disappointed that his side could not go on to record a victory over Sunderland even though they came from two goals down to secure a 2-2 draw.

Cresswell was pleased to see the positive reaction from his team-mates after they suffered such a bad start to the game when goals from Steven Fletcher and Jeremain Lens put the home side into a comfortable lead.

But Carl Jenkinson's first goal for the Club right on half-time and Dimitri Payet's second half equaliser ensured the Hammers extended their unbeaten run in the league to five matches.

Cresswell feels the result could have been even better after Lens was shown a red card midway through the second half, but the team could not find the all important winner late in the game.

Cresswell said: “I think we could have got the victory at the end of the game. We went two goals down and we know the first half simply wasn't good enough.

“It has happened to us a couple of times but we knew it was going to be tough coming to Sunderland with what is happening there at the moment.

“We knew the gaffer was not going to be happy with us at half-time but all credit for the way we came out fighting in the second half.

“They were reduced to ten-men for the last 35 minutes and it was a bit of a disappointing end as you would have fancied us to get the three points, but it wasn't meant to be.

“It was frustrating and they were always going to drop off and defend their 18-yard box which they did and we couldn't get the goal to go on and win the game.

“We have a little break now and then we go again (against Crystal Palace).”