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David Moyes: 'Sunderland will keep on fighting'

David Moyes: 'We will keep on fighting'
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David Moyes bemoans the "poor goal" conceded by Sunderland and also questions Craig Pawson's decision to dismiss Sebastian Larsson in the 3-0 loss to Manchester United.

Sunderland manager David Moyes has confessed that his side 'lack the quality' needed to claw their way back towards safety, but is refusing to give up hope of beating the drop.

The Black Cats fell to their 21st defeat in 31 top-flight outings this season on Sunday afternoon, losing 3-0 to Manchester United at the Stadium of Light.

Moyes believes that referee Craig Pawson's decision to controversially send off Sebastian Larsson late in the first half, having already fallen behind to a Zlatan Ibrahimovic goal, was a key factor in the defeat but was also aware that his players were not good enough on the day.

"I don't want to blame referees for my position and us losing," he told BBC Sport. "Today the result was helped by the referee. Manchester United were playing well but it was a decision that went against us. [Before they scored] we were hanging in the game and staying in the game and trying to do our best.

"We gave away a poor goal and I thought we needed to get a lot closer. When we went down to 10 men it made it a lot harder. We keep going. We have another home game next Saturday and we have to try and win it.

"We do some good things but just lack a bit of quality but it's not for the want of trying. The boys are doing everything they can. The hardest thing as a manager is losing and we're losing a lot. The players care and want to do well and we're not doing as well as we should be."

Sunderland, who face West Ham United in their next outing, are now 10 points from safety with one game in hand.

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Tuesday's key events


DIVING
· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

ATHLETICS
· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

SAILING
· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

FOOTBALL
· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

CYCLING
· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

BOXING
· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

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