SUN
WHU
90'+5
And that's it. Sunderland fought bravely, but it wasn't enough. This gives them a very, very tough job if they're to stay in the Premier League season. It's back-to-back wins for West Ham - and tonight their fans are singing their customary ditty rather than booing. Thanks for your company this evening!
90'+4
Sunderland are desperately looking for this equaliser.
90'+3
A mist is starting to fall on the Stadium of Light.
90'+2
 
Another booking - this time to Adrian for time-wasting.
90'+2
Oh, and another great chance, a fast ball across tthe face of goal from Alonso and Scocco can't direct it.
90'+1
It's pinging about in the box and there are five additional minutes of time here.
90'
Borini's strike is deflected out for a corner, and Mannone's up again. He might as well just stay there, really.
89'
Bridcutt plays it over the top - not clear whether that's a hanging cross or a curled shot, but it's over everyone and everything, including Mannone's head and the bar.
89'
Corner to Sunderland and Vito Mannone fancies this!
West Ham United Yellow card

Sunderland

West Ham

87'
 
Gardner and Reid have a nasty-looking encounter - Reid leaves his boot in and they're both in some pain. The West Ham man gets a booking and limps off for treatment.
86'
A short corner, and Alonso takes his time for a shot from the edge of the box, but it's always flying high.
85'
Great ball in from the twisting and turning Adam Johnson, and Taylor heads that over.
84'
Borini has a shot straight at the keeper, and Adrian urges his colleagues forward.
West Ham United Substitution
84'
 
Kevin Nolan is replaced by Antonio Nocerino.
83'
Up the other end again, and Carroll slices a shot over the bar. End to end, one might say.
82'
Sunderland are still pressing, and Craig Gardner is so optimistic he tries a shot from about 40 yards. It's nowhere near, really.
80'
West Ham are running the clock down now, and Sunderland fans are whistling their disapproval.
79'
 
And Scocco replaces Ki for Sunderland.
West Ham United Substitution
Sunderland Substitution
78'
 
Roger Johnson replaces goalscorer Diame.
76'
History suggests that West Ham will manage to hang on - the last time they failed to win a match in which they held a two-goal lead was in May 2011, when they lost 3-2 at Wigan.
75'
We're into the last 15 minutes. Can Sunderland make something of this, or is that deflected goal just after half-time going to eventually prove the winner?
Sunderland Yellow card

Sunderland

West Ham

74'
 
And now Connor Wickham gets a booking as well, this for a handball.
Sunderland Yellow card

Sunderland

West Ham

72'
 
Alonso picks up a yellow card for a foul on Downing.
71'
A very different atmosphere at the Stadium of Light now - bearing in mind Sunderland were jeered off at half-time.
70'
What a chance! Borini has outwitted Demel, and fires hard and fast and beating Adrian - into the side netting.
68'
And Ki decides to have a shot! Adrian spills it and Wickham strikes against the keeper with the follow-up.
68'
Sunderland are appealing for another penalty as Bardsley appears to be fouled by Diame in the box. No official is interested, though.
West Ham United Yellow card

Sunderland

West Ham

66'
Finally, after all that running around in the box, Sunderland have a goal back courtesy of Johnson. That's his eighth Premier League goal of the season.
65'
 
GOAL! Well, it was always going to be Adam Johnson who made the difference. Fantastic first touch from him, sending a screamer past Adrian, diving to his right.
Sunderland Goal

Left Footed - Top Left

64'
Noble brings down Ki and gives away the free-kick - no card, though, and he was booked early on.
61'
Now that Sunderland are 2-0 down, it's worth noting that they have never come back from two goals down to win a match since the Premier League began. Still, records are made to be broken.
60'
What a chance! Stewart Downing comes in down the right, narrows the angle on Mannone, and lets fly - and it zips past the far post. Did the goalkeeper get a touch on that? There's no corner awarded.
Sunderland Substitution
59'
 
Another Sunderland substitution, John O'Shea is replaced by Craig Gardner.
57'
Johnson cuts through the middle and plays Borini in on the left, but he simply can't get past that barricade of a West Ham defence. Sunderland fans are getting restless.
56'
Long wide ball from Ki towards the hardworking Bardsley, but he has no chance of reaching that.
55'
Alonso has a strike from range, and Andy Carroll, on the line, goes to clear it, and manages to knock his goalkeeper out of the way in the process. Adrian manages to take hold of it in the end.
54'
Adam Johnson makes an immediate impact, playing Bardsley in and forcing Taylor to put it out for a corner.
53'
 
Adam Johnson is finally on, replacing Lee Cattermole.
Sunderland Substitution
53'
Long ball in from Alonso, but nobody there.
51'
Sunderland look for a quick goal back, with a long diagonal ball towards an onrushing Bardsley, who tries to chest it down and simply can't control it.
50'
 
GOAL! The free-kick is hoisted forward, Caroll knocks in down, and Diame's shot is deflected by Vergini into the net.
West Ham United Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Left

49'
Free-kick to West Ham as Wes Brown apparently brings down Andy Carroll. For some reason, Sunderland fans don't agree with Howard Webb's decision.
49'
Mannone comes out to comfortably claim a cross from the right aimed towards Nolan.
48'
West Ham launch yet another counterattack after a Sunderland free-kick.
46'
Scuffed shot from Connor Wickham within seconds of the restart.
46'
 
Pablo Armero replaces George McCartney for West Ham - we hear that's a hamstring problem.
46'
Ready for the second half? Here we go.
West Ham United Substitution
45'+1
No, nothing doing. That's half-time and Sunderland will be glad to see the back of those 45 minutes. They've had a heck of a lot of possession but done absolutely nothing with it - it looked like their lively wingplay might do something for them, but once they get in the box they can't force a way through a solid West Ham defence. Andy Carroll's header remains the difference between the sides at half-time.
45'
One additional minute. One last chance for Sunderland.
43'
Another less-than-cheery reminder for Sunderland fans: your side haven't scored a goal before half-time in each of their last five Premier League matches.
42'
West Ham are in no hurry to take a throw as we tick towards half-time.
41'
Another Sunderland corner, sailing over to the other side of the park, and Alonso tries to work it back in.
40'
John O'Shea is still complaining about not getting the penalty. He should probably let that go now.
38'
They've made a couple of shouts for penalties once they've got into the area, both for handballs, and it does look like Kevin Nolan moved his arm towards the ball.
38'
Sunderland are making great use of the flanks but simply don't look like doing anything once they're in the box.
37'
George McCartney puts a cross in from the left and again Carroll gets his head to it, but it's straight at the goalkeeper.
35'
West Ham are packing the box so determinedly, half the Sunderland team are lining up for long-range digs - this time Bridcutt has a try.
34'
Borini thinks he's taken a nudge in the back from Tomkins. Referee Howard Webb disagrees.
33'
Phil Bardsley cuts in, attempts to cross, can't find anyone, and West Ham break, leaving Sunderland exposed.
32'
Borini tries to make something happen for himself, but he can't outwit Tomkins.
30'
West Ham are scrapping in midfield, and we nearly have an actual scrap between Lee Cattermole and Mark Noble as the Sunderland man goes through his opponent.
29'
Depressing stat for Sunderland fans - your team haven't come back from a goal down to win a Premier League match since January last year.
28'
Vergini opts to have a go from distance, and gets too much movement on it - it's well wide.
27'
This one is straight out of the box, and West Ham look to mount a counterattack.
27'
It skids across the face of goal, and out for another corner on the other side.
26'
Corner to Sunderland - they need to make this dominance pay soon.
25'
Long ball forward towards Wickham, looping over Reid's head, but the Sunderland man can't control it and it's through to the keeper.
23'
Vergini calls for the ball early from a throw-in, and attempts to dart between the defence. He fails to take the ball with him, and then makes a vain call for a corner.
22'
Diame decides to have a go from range, but it's a soft shot and easily scooped up by Mannone.
20'
Borini takes a bit of a bruising thanks to an encounter with Diame. He's OK, though, and back on his feet.
19'
Stewart Downing nutmegs Alonso, who's completely wrong-footed. The ball eventually falls to Taylor, who falls over as he gets his shot in, which isn't exactly conducive of accuracy.
17'
Bardsley is industrious down the right, but Matt Taylor and George McCartney block his creative efforts in quick succession.
15'
Downing plays a long cross in from the right, and it looks tempting; none of his team-mates can quite get there.
14'
Free-kick to Sunderland, and Carroll heads it clear, just to endear himself further.
12'
Lee Cattermole has the opportunity to get a goal back, but shoots at Adrian's legs.
10'
It had to be the former Newcastle man, didn't it? He's had a poor record this season as well - but his last four Premier League goals for West Ham have all been away from home.
West Ham United Goal

Header - Bottom Right

9'
 
GOAL! And Carroll gets his head to it that time! He gets away from John O'Shea, Vito Mannone can't leave his line, and Andy Carroll puts the visitors in front.
9'
Carroll can't get his head to it - Wes Brown is there and heads it out.
8'
Andy Carroll is getting roundly booed, as one might expect. He's lurking as West Ham win a corner.
7'
Bridcutt's getting in on this, trying to work it forward from the back. Sunderland are passing it around nicely, and dominating the midfield at the moment.
6'
Sunderland are really pressing here. Over on the left flank Alonso is pushing forward now.
4'
Now Ki manages to get a boot in somewhat high on Kevin Nolan. Accidental - he was watching the ball.
3'
 
Noble is all over Ki here, and picks up a yellow card. Not a sensible thing to do, and nor was it necessary.
West Ham United Yellow card

Sunderland

West Ham

2'
Bardsley gets a cross in, cleared at the near post by Reid. Sunderland are pressuring - Bardsley gets the ball back and does it again, this time a curling ball that bends past the far post.
1'
Apparently Sunderland have failed to win their last EIGHTEEN games played on a Monday night. That's some stat.
20.00
Kick-off!
19.56
Friendly handshaking all round., and then a roar of encouragement from the crowd as the players take up position all set for kick-off.
19.55
The dramatic music kicks in at the Stadium of Light, and the small, hardy bunch of travelling West Ham fans are taking their seats. The teams are in the tunnel, and we're just about ready to go.
19.45
Sam Allardyce says: "A good performance can deliver you a result." He describes the match as a "difficult game as always", and says he's surprised that Poyet hasn't opted for a 4-3-3 formation tonight. He's expecting Sunderland to be defensively sound but his team will be aiming to exploit any weaknesses.
19.40
Gus Poyet says he's looking forward to the game, and is hoping his team rise to the challenge of facing a good side.
19.35
For Sunderland, Fabio Borini and Marcos Alonso return to the team after missing the game against Liverpool, replacing Jozy Altidore and Andrea Dossena.
19.30
Any thoughts on the teams? West Ham fans, can this side give you the performance you want?
19.25
Teams are as follows - SUNDERLAND: Mannone, Bardsley, Alonso, Brown, O'Shea (c), Vergini, Ki, Bridcutt, Cattermole, Borini, Wickham. Subs: Gardner, Johnson, Colback, Altidore, Cuellar, Scocco, Ustari. /// WEST HAM: Adrian, Demel, Tomkins, Reid, McCartney, Noble, Nolan, Taylor, Downing, Carroll, Diame. Subs: Jaaskelainen, Jarvis, Armero, J.Cole, C.Cole, Johnson, Nocerino.
19.15
Good evening, all, and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Sunderland v West Ham. It's another opportunity for the Black Cats to gain valuable points in their relegation battle - they have games in hand but time is running out. West Ham, meanwhile, have a touch of internal strife with fans not happy with what they're being served up on the field. Let's see what happens.

Starting Line-ups

Sunderland
West Ham United
    • 25
      Mannone
    • 5
      Brown
    • 16
      O'Shea
    • 27
      Vergini
    • Alonso
    • 6
      Cattermole
    • 4
      Bridcutt
    • Phil Bardsley
    • Ki Sung-yueng
    • 10
      Wickham
    • Borini
Team Manager:  Dick Advocaat
    • 9
      Carroll
    • 11
      Downing
    • 4
      Nolan
    • Diamé
    • 16
      Noble
    • 14
      Taylor
    • 20
      Demel
    • 5
      Tomkins
    • 2
      Reid
    • 3
      McCartney
    • 13
      Adrián
Team Manager:  Sam Allardyce
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
V. Mannone 0 4 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
W. Brown 0 0 0 2 8 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
S. Vergini 0 0 0 8 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
J. O'Shea 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 60
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. Alonso 0 0 2 35 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 90
Phil Bardsley 0 0 0 30 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
L. Bridcutt 0 0 0 77 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 90
L. Cattermole 0 0 1 25 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 53
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
F. Borini 0 0 1 33 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 90
C. Wickham 0 0 1 33 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 90
Ki Sung-yueng 0 0 1 36 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 79
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Adrián 0 6 1 20 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
W. Reid 0 0 0 0 9 0 3 0 1 0 0 90
J. Tomkins 0 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
G. Demel 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
G. McCartney 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 45
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. Downing 0 0 1 33 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 90
M. Taylor 0 0 0 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
M. Noble 0 1 0 52 0 2 2 3 1 0 0 90
K. Nolan 0 0 0 21 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 84
M. Diamé 1 0 3 9 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 79
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
A. Carroll 1 1 2 35 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 90
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