The Hammers conceded a late equaliser and are now ninth in the table but, despite securing the club’s Premier League status for another season, Allardyce’s position at Upton Park is not safe.
However, he has the support of winger Downing who says: “We’d like him to stay. We don’t know what the situation is.
“It’s going to be resolved at the end of the season as he said yesterday I think. The only thing we can do is win games.
“This puts him in a stronger position to keep his job. Obviously he is disappointed today because wins help. Losing games and drawing games probably won’t help him.
“Like I said, we are disappointed today. Whatever will be will be at the end of the season. I’m sure he’ll want to get it sorted as soon as he can.”