Saturday January 12, 2013 Day 22 Finished Stadium of Light

Sunderland 3 - 0 West Ham United

  • Larsson 12’
  • Johnson 47’
  • McClean 74’

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  1. Premier League - Sunderland cruise past West Ham

    Premier League - Sunderland cruise past West Ham

    Sunderland secured a comprehensive 3-0 Premier League victory over a sluggish West Ham at the Stadium of Light. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Sunderland
    • West Ham United
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    • 90+3' The full-time whistle goes at the Stadium of Light, and Sunderland have won this match 3-0 with West Ham comprehensively beaten. Goals from Larsson, Johnson and McClean have given Martin O'Neill's side an important home win. Thanks for joining us.
    • 90+2' McClean takes the ball down the right to play out time, and he is just interested in the final whistle now with his side comfortable.
    • 90+1' West Ham have their hosts pinned back inside their own half in the first of three added minutes at the end of this second half.
    • 90' Nolan blasts a shot wide of the far post from the edge of the penalty area, and he has a rueful smile.
    • 89' Sunderland are piling on the pressure now with the hosts looking for a fourth goal, and West Ham want this match to end.
    • 87' On comes James McFadden now as O'Neill makes his final change, and it's Sessegnon who makes way. He's had a great game.
    • 85' Wickham looks very bright, and he makes another fine run down the right before cutting the ball back to no one.
    • 84' N'Diaye squanders a glorious chance to score with his first touch for Sunderland as he drags a shot wide following a cut back from Wickham!
    • 83' There's a change for Sunderland as new signing Alfred N'Diaye comes on to make his debut in place of Johnson.
    • 81' Mignolet makes a fine save as Tomkins drives a low shot on target from close range, and that was a brilliant reflex stop!
    • 80' Chance! Vaz Te fires a tame shot straight at Mignolet from close range, and that's very poor - he should be really testing the keeper from there, and Allardyce is furious!
    • 78' Steven Fletcher receives a standing ovation as he is replaced by former Ipswich striker Connor Wickham.
    • 77' Sunderland's counter-attacking strategy has worked a treat in this second half, and now O'Neill prepares to make a few changes.
    • 75' The match is effectively ended as a contest, and it was a neat finish from McClean after fine work from Sessegnon, who has provided the cutting edge.
    • 74' GOAL! Sessegnon cuts inside from the right and scuffs an attempted shot to the back post, with McClean afforded a tap in to put this match beyond doubt! It's 3-0 to Sunderland, and O'Neill can relax a bit now! West Ham find themselves out of this contest now, surely.
    • 72' West Ham are really giving it a go now. Sunderland, on the other hand, look content to play on the counter-attack.
    • 71' The Hammers are desperate for something in the final third, and Jarvis is their brightest outlet with another pacy run down the left.
    • 69' Sunderland build patiently from the back, and they are happy to consolidate their two-goal cushion now.
    • 68' West Ham have conceded just three goals from set plays this season, fewer than any other team.
    • 67' Reid is booked for absolutely cleaning out Sessegnon on the left wing, and he can have no complaints there.
    • 65' Fletcher scores with a clinical finish over the onrushing Jaaskelainen, but the offside flag goes up quickly to rule out the effort.
    • 63' Chance for West Ham! Chamakh gets in front of Bramble to meet a corner from Joe Cole, but he miscues his header completely and the chance is wasted!
    • 61' Mignolet makes a good claim inside his box as a devilish ball is whipped over by Cole, who has been otherwise very quiet.
    • 60' Sunderland are enjoying 59 per cent of the possession, and West Ham have been really poor so far this afternoon.
    • 59' Winston Reid is now hobbling away gingerly, and Allardyce has made all three changes.
    • 58' Tomkins is eventually booked as the West Ham wall is given a talking to by the referee, and there is a hold up before the set piece is taken.
    • 57' Tomkins is absolutely furious with the ref after he dives in to make a dubious challenge on the edge of the Hammers box. He took the ball, but it was reckless.
    • 56' Allardyce has seen enough of Carlton Cole for one afternoon, and new loan signing Marouane Chamakh comes on to replace him.
    • 55' Allardyce is now stood on the edge of his technical area, and he looks absolutely furious with his side.
    • 53' The visitors are beginning to get very frustrated, and Diarra is booked for hauling down Vaughan after losing the ball to the Sunderland midfielder.
    • 52' That was Johnson's third goal in the last five Premier League matches at the Stadium of Light.
    • 51' STAT: Sunderland (105) have blocked more shots than any other team in the top flight this season.
    • 49' The mistake was made by Potts inside the box, and he simply failed to clear the ball under pressure from Johnson.
    • 48' It was dreadful defending from West Ham, and they are in all sorts of trouble now.
    • 47' GOAL! Sessegnon counters at pace down the right before finding McClean, whose shot is saved by Jaaskelainen, before 18-year-old Dan Potts dallies inside the box and gifts the ball to Johnson, who slams the ball home from close range! Sunderland lead by two goals now.
    • 46' The second half is under way, and Allardyce has made another change with Ricardo Vaz Te replacing Jack Collison.
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    • 45+2' The half-time whistle goes at the Stadium of Light, and Sunderland lead West Ham 1-0 courtesy of Seb Larsson's piledriver in the 12th minute. It was a stunning strike, and worthy of giving the hosts a deserved lead. West Ham will have to improve dramatically in the second half.
    • 45+1' Fletcher is ruled just offside as he beats Reid to a header inside the West Ham box, and that could have been dangerous.
    • 45' There will be two added minutes at the end of the first half, with Martin O'Neill looking very content on the touchline.
    • 44' STAT: Sunderland have scored the lowest percentage of goals from headers in the Premier League this season (10%).
    • 43' Demel is being given a torrid afternoon by Sessegnon and McClean, with the pair continuing to swap roles.
    • 42' McClean drives a vicious shot from the left, which forces Jaaskelainen into a smart save down low to his left.
    • 41' Vaughan does extremely well to dispossess Collison and find Sessegnon, but the move comes to nothing.
    • 39' Diarra continues to frustrate the travelling supporters by passing the ball backwards, and West Ham have not managed to build any pressure.
    • 38' Sunderland seem to have relaxed their grip on the game of late, but Vaughan and Larsson continue to look bright in the midfield.
    • 37' STAT: Kevin Nolan has scored more goals against Sunderland than he has managed against any other opponent in his Premier League career (6).
    • 36' Johnson has been pretty quiet for the hosts, despite his side having had a lot of the ball, and O'Neill will be keen for him to spring to life.
    • 35' Carlton Cole is furious as he is penalised for challenging with Colback for a loose ball, and that does seem harsh.
    • 34' Indeed, James Tomkins comes on to replace Collins, and the visitors are forced into making a change.
    • 33' Oh dear, James Collins pulls up very abruptly, and it looks as though a hamstring strain is going to end his afternoon.
    • 32' In what is a scrappy passage of play, Collison stumbles into Johnson very clumsily and concedes another free kick.
    • 31' Demel barges over McClean so hard that the winger is almost bundled into the concourse.
    • 30' Dan Potts has made a nervy start down the right, but the youngster takes a high ball down impeccably to begin a counter-attack.
    • 29' It's end-to-end at the moment with West Ham suddenly looking considerably brighter going forward and on the ball in general.
    • 27' STAT: West Ham have won just two of their last 15 Premier League away matches (W2 D4 L9).
    • 26' Diarra needlessly fouls Sessegnon on halfway, and that's very poor from the midfielder with his side having a good spell.
    • 25' Sessegnon continues to cause havoc as he jinks inside from the left, skipping past Collins with ease, before firing a disappointing shot wide.
    • 24' Collins is very sharp as he steps in to beat Fletcher to a loose ball, and that's very good defending.
    • 23' West Ham are slowly feeling their way into the match, and they are beginning to hold the ball much better.
    • 22' McClean is much quicker to a loose ball than Diarra, and he wins a free kick for his side in the West Ham half.
    • 21' STAT: Only Gerhard Tremmel (81%) has a better saves to shots ratio in the Premier League than Jussi Jaaskelainen this season (77%).
    • 19' Cole is dropping deeper and deeper as he looks to link up the play for his side, but it's not going the visitors' way.
    • 18' That was the first real foray into the hosts' half from West Ham, who have been comprehensively outplayed so far.
    • 17' Jarvis wriggles away from Bramble as he gets a shot away from inside the Sunderland box, but it's tame and straight at Mignolet!
    • 16' O'Shea continues to pick out Sessegnon down the left at every opportunity to distribute the ball out from the back.
    • 15' STAT: Sunderland have won just three of their last 14 Premier League games at the Stadium of Light (W3 D6 L5).
    • 14' It really was a quite brilliant strike from Larsson, who just decided to let fly after taking the ball down.
    • 13' More pressure from Sunderland as they pin West Ham in with a series of corners, and Allardyce must be rather concerned by his side's start.
    • 12' GOAL! What a goal from Seb Larsson, who unleashes a stunning strike from the edge of the West Ham box, with the ball fizzing into the top corner to leave Jaaskelainen with no chance whatsoever! Sunderland are deservedly in front early on.
    • 11' Sunderland continue to pile on the pressure, and the hosts are utterly dominant.
    • 9' Chance! A corner is whipped over by Johnson from the left, and Fletcher heads over the crossbar from inside the West Ham box - he really should have hit the target, with what was a free header!
    • 8' Sessegnon again has some joy down the left as he skips past Demel, but his cross is far too deep.
    • 7' West Ham are just trying to keep up at the moment, and they cannot get out of their own half.
    • 6' It's been a fast start to the match from Sunderland, and the visitors continue to be boxed into their half.
    • 5' Sunderland have enjoyed most of the early play in this first half, with West Ham yet to really get the ball down.
    • 4' Martin O’Neill’s Premier League record against Sam Allardyce as opposition coaches is W1 D2 L3). Those six matchups have seen four different fixtures (Aston Villa v Blackburn, Newcastle and Bolton and Sunderland v West Ham).
    • 3' It looks at first glance as though West Ham are in a 4-5-1 formation, with Carlton Cole up front on his own, Joe Cole on the right, and Matt Jarvis on the left.
    • 2' Sessegnon is looking very dangerous early on, and he darts down the left flank at pace before cutting the ball back for Vaughan, who drives a low shot wide from the edge of the West Ham box!
    • 1' The first half is under way at the Stadium of Light, with both sides in their traditional home kits. The hosts dictate the early play.
    • 14:55 Joe Cole makes his first Premier League appearance for West Ham since May 2003, when they were relegated. What an occasion for him, as the players emerge from the tunnel.
    • 14:50 Sunderland have lost their last two Premier League matches and are once again back in the relegation dogfight, with Martin O'Neill desperate for a result this afternoon. The bookies price this one - Sunderland (11/8), West Ham United (23/10), Draw (23/10).
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    • 14:40 What do you make of the two line-ups, and what scoreline do you predict for full-time this afternoon? You can get in touch via Twitter and I'll publish your views and comments... @Dan_Eurosport
    • 14:35 For the hosts, John O'Shea and Stephane Sessegnon both return after missing last week's FA Cup match, while new signing Alfred N'Diaye is confined to the substitutes' bench.
    • 14:30 West Ham make two changes from their their FA Cup match last weekend, with Winston Reid and Matt Jarvis replacing James Tomkins and Ricardo Vaz Te. On-loan Marouane Chamakh is on the bench, along with the returning Mohamed Diame.
    • 14:25 The teams are in - Sunderland: Mignolet, Gardner, O'Shea, Bramble, Colback, Larsson, Vaughan, McClean, Johnson, Sessegnon, Fletcher. Subs: Westwood, Bardsley, Kilgallon, N'Diaye, McFadden, Campbell, Wickham. /// West Ham: Jaaskelainen, Demel, Collins, Reid, Potts, Diarra, Collison, Nolan, Jarvis, J.Cole, C.Cole. Subs: Spiegel, Tomkins, O'Neil, Diame, Taylor, Vaz Te, Chamakh
    • 14:20 Big Sam arrives at the Stadium of Light, returning to Sunderland, who he represented in 1980/81, with his West Ham side 11th in the table, four points above the Black Cats, who are in 14th. Premier League table
    • 14:15 Welcome to our live text commentary of Sunderland's Premier League match against West Ham at the Stadium of Light.
  • Summary

    • 80' Chance! Vaz Te fires a tame shot straight at Mignolet from close range, and that's very poor - he should be really testing the keeper from there, and Allardyce is furious!
    • 74' GOAL! Sessegnon cuts inside from the right and scuffs an attempted shot to the back post, with McClean afforded a tap in to put this match beyond doubt! It's 3-0 to Sunderland, and O'Neill can relax a bit now! West Ham find themselves out of this contest now, surely.
    • 63' Chance for West Ham! Chamakh gets in front of Bramble to meet a corner from Joe Cole, but he miscues his header completely and the chance is wasted!
    • 47' GOAL! Sessegnon counters at pace down the right before finding McClean, whose shot is saved by Jaaskelainen, before 18-year-old Dan Potts dallies inside the box and gifts the ball to Johnson, who slams the ball home from close range! Sunderland lead by two goals now.
    • 12' GOAL! What a goal from Seb Larsson, who unleashes a stunning strike from the edge of the West Ham box, with the ball fizzing into the top corner to leave Jaaskelainen with no chance whatsoever! Sunderland are deservedly in front early on.
    • 9' Chance! A corner is whipped over by Johnson from the left, and Fletcher heads over the crossbar from inside the West Ham box - he really should have hit the target, with what was a free header!
    • 2' Sessegnon is looking very dangerous early on, and he darts down the left flank at pace before cutting the ball back for Vaughan, who drives a low shot wide from the edge of the West Ham box!
    • 14:25 The teams are in - Sunderland: Mignolet, Gardner, O'Shea, Bramble, Colback, Larsson, Vaughan, McClean, Johnson, Sessegnon, Fletcher. Subs: Westwood, Bardsley, Kilgallon, N'Diaye, McFadden, Campbell, Wickham. /// West Ham: Jaaskelainen, Demel, Collins, Reid, Potts, Diarra, Collison, Nolan, Jarvis, J.Cole, C.Cole. Subs: Spiegel, Tomkins, O'Neil, Diame, Taylor, Vaz Te, Chamakh
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