The Black Cats played better under Dick Advocaat but still lost as West Ham scored a late winner.
Patrick van Aanholt marked his return from injury with the winning goal as Sunderland beat Leeds in the FA Cup third round at the Stadium of Light.
Patrick van Aanholt will end his ever-present record this weekend when Sunderland take on Everton at the Stadium of Light after the defender left Selhurst Park on Monday with his arm immobilised in a sling.
Sunderland played to a sloppy scoreless draw with Swansea City, but the clean sheet adds to a productive inaugural season in the Premier League for Patrick van Aanholt.
Sunderland's Patrick Van Aanholt continues to impress both on the pitch and in fantasy.
Sunderland's new signing Patrick van Aanholt put in a terrific display on debut and it resulted in big fantasy returns.
Sunderland have signed Netherlands international Patrick van Aanholt from Chelsea for an undisclosed fee.
Chelsea have decided to let Patrick van Aanholt, Gael Kakuta, and Thorgan Hazard go on season long loans to gain valuable playing experience.
Chelsea defender Patrick Van Aanholt is returning to his home team Vitesse Arnhem on a season-long loan.