Sunday December 5, 2010 Day 16 Finished Stadium of Light

Sunderland 1 - 0 West Ham United

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  1. Sunderland see off West Ham

    Sunderland see off West Ham

    England midfielder Jordan Henderson struck the only goal as Sunderland beat West Ham 1-0 in the Premier League at the Stadium of Light. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Sunderland
    • West Ham United
    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Monday morning (UK only).
    • 90+4' Last chance West Ham... into the box and Gordon makes a good claim... AND THERE'S THE FINAL WHISTLE!
    • 90+3' Wasteful from Elmohamady, who smashes a shot out of play. He could have run the clock down.
    • 90+3' West Ham exert pressure around the edge of the Sunderland box before Obinna clobbers it out of play.
    • 90+2' Sunderland: Bolo Zenden comes on for Asamoah Gyan.
    • 90+1' Parker dives in on Gyan and gets booked. Three minutes of added time to play.
    • 90' Sunderland win a corner, which they take with glacial slowness... and win another corner.
    • 89' There is real anxiety around the Stadium of Light - West Ham have had a good go in the second half.
    • 88' Carlton Cole has a right go at the referee after he is adjudged to have fouled Ferdinand. He really needs to watch his step...
    • 87' Welbeck races down the left channel but is denied by some more good defending from Tomkins.
    • 86' Jordan Henderson makes way for Ahmed Elmohamady.
    • 85' WHAT A CHANCE FOR WELBECK!! Green spills the ball as he intercepts Gyan's through pass and it falls to Welbeck whose shot is blocked by Tomkins.
    • 85' Excellent possession football from Sunderland, but it is all spoiled when Onuoha takes a heavy, heavy touch and West Ham get it back.
    • 84' West Ham: Julien Faubert comes on for Tal Ben Haim.
    • 83' PARKER!! Touches a cross goalwards, but the ball flashes wide of the far post!
    • 82' Now Malbranque mis-hits a volley that loops goalwards and Green saves again.
    • 81' PARKER!! He nearly scores the greatest own goal ever, slicing a 'clearance' miles in the air, and Green has to touch it over!
    • 80' Gyan wins a corner on the Sunderland left. They take their time over this.
    • 79' OBINNA!! His shoots from the edge of the box and it glances off the outside of the post and wide.
    • 77' Malbranque has slotted in to the right side of midfield, with Jordan Henderson coming into the centre.
    • 76' Sunderland change: Steed Malbranque on for Darren Bent.
    • 75' A quarter of an hour to go, and Sunderland arre about to make a change.
    • 74' Upson fouls Gyan, and Richardson crosses from the right channel... Green catches.
    • 72' Sunderland win a corner on their right. Henderson's delivery is cleared but Obinna hooks it inexplicably back into the box... and West Ham clear again.
    • 71' Sunderland are pushing forward in search of a second here... it's getting a bit nervy.
    • 70' Sunderland break with Bent and Henderson, but the midfielder dawdles, allowing West Ham to get back. Should have been two!
    • 69' West Ham changes: Frederic Piquionne and Zavon Hines on for Luis Boa Morte and Kieron Dyer.
    • 68' Bent sprints towards the edge of the box and is well tackled... the visitors break, and it's real end-to-end stuff - albeit without much quality.
    • 66' Sunderland take a free-kick quickly as Gyan races down the right channel... his shot is saved by Green!
    • 65' Parker snaps away again in midfield. He's having a great game, as usual.
    • 64' RICHARDSON!!! Hits a clean left-foot shot from 25 yards, but it is straight at Green.
    • 63' Parker dispossesses Richardson who wants a free-kick but has his appeal turned down. This is an open game...
    • 61' Green launches a counter-attack for the increasingly lively visitors.
    • 60' Down goes Dyer at the edge of the Sunderland box! He wants a penalty, but referee Atkinson says it is not even a foul...
    • 59' Some neat interplay between Welbeck and Bent, but West Ham get the ball away for a throw.
    • 58' Gyan fires his shot at roughly an 80 degree angle, sending it miles, miles, miles over the bar.
    • 57' STUPID handball by Carlton Cole, who flings out an arm as a high ball comes over the top. He's lucky Martin Atkinson had his wits about him and declined to show him a second yellow.
    • 55' Good tracking back from Obinna to charge down Bardsley's attempted cross from the left.
    • 54' West Ham are back in number and realtively well organised again... you might call it the Wally Downes effect. You might...
    • 53' West Ham win a throw deep in enemy territory that Gabbidon takes... and West Ham surrender possession.
    • 52' That's better than they were, not better than Sunderland.
    • 51' Cattermole is neatly dispossessed at the edge of the box by Parker. Good tackle. West Ham are playing better...
    • 49' COLE!! Drills a diagonal shot goalwards and it flashes just wide of the right-hand post!
    • 48' Gabbidon delivers a good cross from the left that Sunderland just about clear.
    • 47' Incidentally, as things stand West Ham will return to the foot of the table behind Wolves on goal difference.
    • 46' Second half under way, and surprisingly no change from West Ham, who are set up very defensively and are crying out for a change.
    • 45+3' That's half-time, and Sunderland have a deserved lead.
    • 45+2' Into the second of two minutes' added time.
    • 45+1' The corner is cleared as far as Parker a good 40 yards from goal, and his shot scoots wide for a goal kick.
    • 45+1' Another corner after Parker plays a brilliant no-look pass to Dyer.
    • 45' West Ham win a corner as Bardsley heads Boa Morte's cross behind.
    • 43' Spector rampages through the centre and hits a shot just wide! The American close to adding to his two Carling Cup goals in midweek.
    • 42' Sunderland are well on top and will be looking to grab another before half-time.
    • 41' Richardson flicks cleverly for Welbeck who cannot find a way through... and Cattermole hits a shot that is deflected over for a corner.
    • 40' Kieran Richardson goes for goal from 25 yards but it hits the offside Welbeck! Frustration for the midfielder...
    • 38' Yellow card Carlton Cole for raking Mensah's Achilles. Not nice. The Ghanaian is just about OK.
    • 37' Onuoha sprints down the Sunderland right and crosses disappointingly, straight at Green.
    • 36' GYAN!! Tries an outrageous chip from 35 yards and the ball clips the crossbar on its way over!
    • 35' Sunderland are probablty good for their lead, and now West Ham have to show a little more ambition.
    • 34' GOAL!!! Jordan Henderson opens the scoring for Sunderland!! Gyan makes a (possibly offside?) run down the right and pulls it back for Henderson who guides a side-foot shot into the left corner! Nice finish.
    • 33' Bent has a pot shot from 25 yards, but it dips into the hands of Green.
    • 32' Sunderland win a throw off Boa Morte deep inside the West Ham half... it comes to nothing. The visitors have defended well.
    • 31' Half an hour gone and it's not the most exciting game, let's be honest. Sunderland are on top, but neither keeper has been overworked.
    • 29' Henderson makes a decent run down the right, to where he has been shunted this afternoon, with Kieran Richardson operating in the middle.
    • 28' Avram Grant scowls in his technical area. Of course he does. What a waste of pixels this comment really is.
    • 27' Obinna takes aim from long range and fires a low, long range shot wide.
    • 26' West Ham break with Cole, but Mensah races across to dispossess him.
    • 25' A good spell of pressure from Sunderland, but West Ham are back in numbers and just about keeping them at bay.
    • 23' Henderson's corner is headed clear... not the best delivery.
    • 22' Tal Ben Haim heads over his own bar for a Sunderland corner...
    • 21' Obinna strikes powerfully... straight at Gordon!
    • 20' Free-kick West Ham for a foul by Onuoha on Spector... a shooting chance.
    • 19' Wally Downes is just about the most popular man in the world, as his arrival has coincided with West Ham's upturn in form. How much difference is he really making? Time will tell...
    • 18' Kieran Richardson does a Jonny Wilkinson, converting the ball high over the bar from Welbeck's pull-back.
    • 17' Long spell of possession for the home side, who have made a confident start without really testing Green.
    • 15' Gyan tries to find Onuoha with a scooped through ball, which doesn't quite come off.
    • 14' Cattermole hits a long-range strike that bounces awkwardly for Green but the keeper clings on well.
    • 13' Handball appeal as the ball bounces up into Tomkins's arm. Referee Martin Atkinson rightly adjudges it was accidental contact.
    • 12' Hmm, not sure about that 4-0 tonking of Manchester United giving West Ham a new-found swagger. They have spent opening 12 minutes very much under the cosh.
    • 11' Henderson tries to find Bent in the box but Upson cuts it out.
    • 10' Gyan flicks on for Bent. Those two will be eager to demonstrate they play together in a 4-4-2.
    • 9' You won't believe this. Oh, alright, you will. Yellow card Lee Cattermole for sliding in late (to be honest, it wasn't that bad).
    • 8' Wasted free-kick. Bardsley plays it short to Richardson whose pass is blocked.
    • 7' Boa Morte and Rochardson both jump in dangerously and both complain! The outcome is a yellow card for Boa Morte.
    • 6' Sunderland win a corner on their left, and Green does well to punch clear. Played back in and West Ham smuggle it away.
    • 5' A smattering of boos for Newcastle old boy Kieron Dyer. To be honest, they've done well to remember he used to play for the Toon...
    • 4' Cautious defending by Anton Ferdinand, playing the ball out for a throw when Gordon was available...
    • 3' West Ham knock it long for Carlton Cole but the ball bounces through to Gordon.
    • 2' An early shot by Gyan is blocked as Sunderland make a fast start.
    • 1' Off we go! Sunderland playing from left to right in their home strip. West Ham in white and sky blue.
    • 15:55 The home crowd are already in good cheer following Newcastle's defeat at West Brom. Match report.
    • 15:50 Watch out for Darren Bent goal machine - he has scored 16 goals in his last 23 Premier League appearances for Sunderland.
    • 15:45 The referee today is Martin Atkinson.
    • 15:40 West Ham have won none of their last 25 Premier League away games, only one team has ever had a longer consecutive run in the Premier League (Fulham May 2006-March 2008).
    • 15:35 These two already met once this season in the Carling Cup and it was West Ham who took the spoils. Matchcast: Sunderland v West Ham
    • 15:30 So Asamoah Gyan back for Sunderland but Welbeck and Bent keep their places too. Kieran Dyer and Scott Parker return to the West Ham midfield but Jonathan Spector still keeps his place after scoring two against Manchester United in the Carling Cup.
    • 15:25 Sunderland: Gordon, Onuoha, Mensah, Ferdinand, Bardsley, Henderson, Cattermole, Richardson, Welbeck, Bent, Gyan. Subs: Mignolet, Zenden, Malbranque, Angeleri, Da Silva, Riveros, Elmohamady /// West Ham: Green, Gabbidon, Tomkins, Upson, Ben-Haim, Dyer, Parker, Spector, Boa Morte, Obinna, Cole. Subs: Reid, Barrera, Kovac, Faubert, Hines, Spence, Piquionne
    • 15:20 Sunderland have failed to score in seven of their last 11 Premier League meetings with West Ham and the Black Cats have won only one of their last 11 Premier League games against the Hammers.
    • 15:15 A win today for West Ham would not get them out of the relegation zone (unless they score a ton) but would put them level on points with 17th place Fulham. Sunderland meanwhile are aiming for the top seven. Premier League table
    • 15:10 For Sunderland it has been a mixed bag – they have beaten Manchester City at home, drawn with Liverpool and Manchester United and won at Chelsea but then they went and lost to Wolves last week. Sunderland fixtures/results
    • 15:05 It has been a horrible season for West Ham United but they have show signs they can turn it around with two wins in the last week. West Ham United fixtures/results
    • 15:00 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage from the Stadium of Light as Sunderland take on West Ham.
  • Summary

    • 85' WHAT A CHANCE FOR WELBECK!! Green spills the ball as he intercepts Gyan's through pass and it falls to Welbeck whose shot is blocked by Tomkins.
    • 83' PARKER!! Touches a cross goalwards, but the ball flashes wide of the far post!
    • 81' PARKER!! He nearly scores the greatest own goal ever, slicing a 'clearance' miles in the air, and Green has to touch it over!
    • 79' OBINNA!! His shoots from the edge of the box and it glances off the outside of the post and wide.
    • 70' Sunderland break with Bent and Henderson, but the midfielder dawdles, allowing West Ham to get back. Should have been two!
    • 66' Sunderland take a free-kick quickly as Gyan races down the right channel... his shot is saved by Green!
    • 64' RICHARDSON!!! Hits a clean left-foot shot from 25 yards, but it is straight at Green.
    • 49' COLE!! Drills a diagonal shot goalwards and it flashes just wide of the right-hand post!
    • 43' Spector rampages through the centre and hits a shot just wide! The American close to adding to his two Carling Cup goals in midweek.
    • 36' GYAN!! Tries an outrageous chip from 35 yards and the ball clips the crossbar on its way over!
    • 34' GOAL!!! Jordan Henderson opens the scoring for Sunderland!! Gyan makes a (possibly offside?) run down the right and pulls it back for Henderson who guides a side-foot shot into the left corner! Nice finish.
    • 33' Bent has a pot shot from 25 yards, but it dips into the hands of Green.
    • 21' Obinna strikes powerfully... straight at Gordon!
    • 15:25 Sunderland: Gordon, Onuoha, Mensah, Ferdinand, Bardsley, Henderson, Cattermole, Richardson, Welbeck, Bent, Gyan. Subs: Mignolet, Zenden, Malbranque, Angeleri, Da Silva, Riveros, Elmohamady /// West Ham: Green, Gabbidon, Tomkins, Upson, Ben-Haim, Dyer, Parker, Spector, Boa Morte, Obinna, Cole. Subs: Reid, Barrera, Kovac, Faubert, Hines, Spence, Piquionne

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • C. Gordon
      • N. Onuoha
      • J. Mensah
      • A. Ferdinand
      • P. Bardsley
      • L. Cattermole Yellow Card
      • J. Henderson Goal Substitution Out (86′)
      • K. Richardson
      • D. Welbeck
      • D. Bent Substitution Out (76′)
      • A. Gyan Substitution Out (90′)

      Subs

      • S. Malbranque Substitution In76′
      • M. Angeleri
      • C. Riveros
      • P. da Silva
      • S. Mignolet
      • B. Zenden Substitution In90′
      • A. Al-Muhamadi Substitution In86′
    • Starting line-up

      • R. Green
      • D. Gabbidon
      • J. Tomkins
      • M. Upson
      • T. Ben-Haim Substitution Out (83′)
      • S. Parker Yellow Card
      • J. Spector
      • K. Dyer Substitution Out (69′)
      • L. Boa Morte Yellow Card Substitution Out (69′)
      • Obinna
      • C. Cole Yellow Card

      Subs

      • F. Piquionne Substitution In69′
      • J. Faubert Substitution In83′
      • Z. Hines Substitution In69′
      • P. Barrera
      • R. Kovác
      • W. Reid
      • M. Štech
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