Twitter destroys David Moyes for counting gesture against Tottenham

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With Sunderland propping up 18 other teams in the Premier League table, David Moyes has a right to cut a frustrated figure on the sidelines.

The former Manchester United boss was always going to face an incredibly difficult task when he took over from Sam Allardyce this summer. Another year, another relegation battle seems to be the norm at the Stadium of Light, and five games into the current campaign, it doesn't look like that's changed.

After a 3-0 pasting at the hands of old club Everton on Monday, Moyes will no doubt have been dreading a weekend trip to White Hart Lane to play unbeaten Tottenham.


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And while on paper, Spurs only recorded a 1-0 victory, that doesn't tell half the story. The hosts dominated dreadful Sunderland from start to finish, attempting 31 shots on goal and having over 70% possession. The only question was why Mauricio Pochettino's men didn't score more.

Put all that together with Adnan Januzaj's red card, and you can see why Moyes was getting a little hot and bothered on the touchline as the final whistle neared.

Understandably, with the game still so finely poised, Spurs were allowing the clock to wind down on six added minutes.

Safe to say, Moyes was irked. As the ball went out for one throw-in, the Scotsman grabbed it and proceeded to count the seconds on his fingers until left-back Ben Davies finally arrived to take it off him.

Moyes gets destroyed

The funniest element in all this was how Moyes actually seemed to waste more time with his antics, but Twitter did its best to entertain, as always.

Moyes has always been a figure of fun on social media since his time as United manager, so of course, he got absolutely rinsed this time:

Admittedly, time-wasting can be a little frustrating, but Sunderland's downfall was all of their own doing. Harry Kane's winner came courtesy of some diabolical defending, and the visitors were probably lucky they escaped having conceded just the one goal.

So many of the tweets highlighted Sunderland's huge problems, with Moyes' men yet to win a game this season. Unless that improves soon, the pressure on the Black Cats boss isn't going to just disappear, and he'll be getting plenty more of this treatment.

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