Sonny hammered home the equaliser against the Hammers on 82 minutes after we somehow found ourselves 1-0 down in this one-sided Premier League encounter.
Indeed, Pedro Obiang’s opener was a bolt from the blue, a very similar effort to Sonny’s that flew into the top corner from 30 yards. Incredibly, that was West Ham’s first shot on 70 minutes.
We dominated from start to finish and ended up with 31 efforts to West Ham’s three but couldn’t find a clear way through the visitors’ packed, resolute defence.
At least Sonny rescued a point with his blast from 30 yards to make it 10 points out of 12 over the festive period.
“I'm really upset not to get the three points, everyone is,” said a somewhat despondent Sonny. “We deserved more, but sometimes football is like this.
“Their goal was a great strike, Hugo could do nothing about that. After that we showed good mentality, came back strong and created chances. We fought until the last moment. I just feel sorry for my team-mates and the fans who came to support us.”
Sonny revealed that there was a goalkeeping influence behind his strike.
“At half-time Hugo and Toni (Jimenez, GK coach) said to me as West Ham are sitting so deep, try to hit a shot because it’s so difficult for a goalkeeper,” said Sonny.
“I listened to them and just hit it. I’m happy to score, of course, but I’m really sad for one point.
“It’s just an unlucky night. The season is long and we will fight for the Club and fight for the fans. We need to recover quickly and prepare for the next game.”