An entertaining four-goal match at the Stadium of Light saw the points shared on Saturday afternoon as Sunderland and West Ham played out a 2-2 draw.
Visiting West Ham got their noses in front five minutes in as Andre Ayew was unmarked when he turned home Andy Carroll's mishit volley from close range, but Sunderland levelled midway through the first half. Wahbi Khazri caught the Hammers sleeping from a corner, getting the ball over Edimilson Fernandes at the near post and into the far corner, although it looked like Victor Anichebe was hindering goalkeeper Darren Randolph.
The Hammers (10-16-7) retook the lead early on in the second period as James Collins headed home too easily from a corner, but David Moyes' side continued to battle and got their reward in injury time.
Ten minutes of time was added on after a frightening injury to Billy Jones required lengthy treatment, and after Randolph made a mess out of Darron Gibson's long ball, substitute Fabio Borini had the simple job of drilling home from 15 yards.
Sam Byram's late red card for a second booking couldn't help Sunderland (5-21-6) to the win they desperately needed, and it is a result that surely cements their doom and West Ham's safety.