Sunderland defender Aji Alese has taken to Twitter to praise the club’s fans for the support that they illustrated during yesterday’s showdown with Watford.
The Black Cats rescued a point in dramatic fashion at Vicarage Road in what turned out to be an enthralling encounter with the Hornets.
Watford opened the scoring in the 34th minute of this fixture as Keinan Davis slotted home from close range.
Undeterred by this setback, Sunderland levelled proceedings on the stroke of half-time as Alese netted his first goal for the club.
Following the break, Watford regained the lead as Luke O’Nien headed an attempted clearance into his own net.
Jack Clarke then had an effort disallowed for offside before Leon Dajaku missed a great chance for Sunderland.
With Watford seemingly set to secure victory, Jewison Bennette equalised for the Black Cats in the 87th minute as he fired an effort past goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann.
As a result of this draw, Sunderland moved up to fifth in the Championship standings.