This article updates itself. There is no need to refresh this page. Last Updated at 9:44 pm, November 27th 2012
Indeed it does finish 0-0 as referee Andre Marriner blows for full-time. And the whistle is greeted by a cacophony of boos from the home crowd.
Frank Robertson via email: 'Reading your commentary from Dubai, it is getting really hard to be inspired by the Sunderland set up. Things must change for the better in January. Bent and Henderson maybe?'
Now it is O'Neill's turn to make a switch - and it's an attacking one. Craig Gardner is replaced by Louis Saha, who played under Redknapp at Tottenham last season remember.
But that is Taarabt's last bit of action. He is replaced by Shaun Wright-Phillips and the Moroccan gets a pat on the back from Redknapp for his efforts.
Barclays Premier League
|9||West Ham United||30||42|
|14||West Bromwich Albion||30||33|
|19||Queens Park Rangers||30||22|