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Late West Ham winner adds to Sunderland troubles

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Dimitri Payet

Winston Reid scored a late winner for West Ham at the London Stadium as Sunderland’s winless start extended to nine games.

The hosts may well have had a penalty when Reid was wrestled to the ground by Javier Manquillo early on.

Dimitri Payet then drew a smart save from Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford before firing a low strike against the post after some clever footwork on the edge of the box.

Wahbi Khazri had the visitors’ best chance after Steven Pienaar’s deflected pass put him through on goal, but his tame shot was easily saved by Adrian.

Sunderland must have thought they had earned a point, but Reid turned smartly on the edge of the box from a West Ham corner to fire left-footed past Pickford.

It leaves David Moyes’ side bottom of the Premier League with just two points from their first nine games this season.

Home sweet home?

West Ham’s tricky start to life at the London Stadium has been well documented with Slaven Bilic’s side only picking up four points from four Premier League games at their new ground before Sunderland’s visit.

Payet’s wonder goal salvaged a point against Middlesbrough last time out in east London and eased some of the frustration the home fans have expressed since their move from the Boleyn Ground.

Those claret and blue-clad supporters were growing restless as the Hammers looked to have been held by the division’s bottom side, despite dominating in the first half.

Moyes and Sunderland looked content to return home with a point as the former Everton and Manchester United boss threw on defensive reinforcements and watched his side drop deep into their own half.

But it was a moment of hesitation that caught the visitors out, as a short corner from West Ham was worked to Reid and his effort snuck through a maul of bodies in the box.

Line-ups

West Ham

  • 13Adrián
  • 8Kouyaté
  • 2ReidBooked at 68mins
  • 21Ogbonna
  • 30AntonioSubstituted forFeghouliat 63′minutes
  • 16Noble
  • 14Obiang
  • 31FernandesBooked at 31mins
  • 10LanziniSubstituted forFletcherat 84′minutes
  • 11ZazaSubstituted forCalleriat 69′minutes
  • 27Payet

Substitutes

  • 4Nordtveit
  • 7Feghouli
  • 19Collins
  • 24Fletcher
  • 28Calleri
  • 34Spiegel
  • 35Oxford

Sunderland

  • 13Pickford
  • 21Manquillo
  • 23Koné
  • 16O’Shea
  • 3van Aanholt
  • 14WatmoreSubstituted forGoochat 75′minutes
  • 8RodwellBooked at 25mins
  • 17NdongBooked at 27mins
  • 20PienaarBooked at 40minsSubstituted forMcNairat 80′minutes
  • 10KhazriBooked at 83minsSubstituted forJonesat 86′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 18Defoe

Substitutes

  • 2Jones
  • 5Djilobodji
  • 12Mika
  • 19McNair
  • 28Anichebe
  • 39Honeyman
  • 46Gooch
Referee:
Robert Madley
Attendance:
56,985

Match Stats

Home TeamWest HamAway TeamSunderland
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home20
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, West Ham United 1, Sunderland 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, West Ham United 1, Sunderland 0.

Goal!

Goal! West Ham United 1, Sunderland 0. Winston Reid (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dimitri Payet following a corner.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Lynden Gooch.

Attempt missed. Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Dimitri Payet with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Billy Jones (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card.

Dimitri Payet (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Javier Manquillo (Sunderland).

Sofiane Feghouli (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lynden Gooch (Sunderland).

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Billy Jones replaces Wahbi Khazri.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Ashley Fletcher replaces Manuel Lanzini.

Booking

Wahbi Khazri (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Paddy McNair replaces Steven Pienaar.

Angelo Ogbonna (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Wahbi Khazri (Sunderland).

Mark Noble (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lynden Gooch (Sunderland).

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Lynden Gooch replaces Duncan Watmore.

Attempt missed. Pedro Obiang (West Ham United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Dimitri Payet (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Didier Ndong (Sunderland).

Foul by Jonathan Calleri (West Ham United).

Wahbi Khazri (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Jonathan Calleri replaces Simone Zaza.

Booking

Winston Reid (West Ham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Hand ball by Jermain Defoe (Sunderland).

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by John O’Shea.

Attempt blocked. Simone Zaza (West Ham United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dimitri Payet.

Mark Noble (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Wahbi Khazri (Sunderland).

Foul by Pedro Obiang (West Ham United).

Wahbi Khazri (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Edimilson Fernandes (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Dimitri Payet.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Sofiane Feghouli replaces Michail Antonio.

Offside, West Ham United. Dimitri Payet tries a through ball, but Simone Zaza is caught offside.

Offside, West Ham United. Adrián tries a through ball, but Simone Zaza is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Wahbi Khazri (Sunderland) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right. Assisted by Didier Ndong.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Michail Antonio.

Attempt blocked. Patrick van Aanholt (Sunderland) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

goal

Source: BBC Football Read Original Article: Late West Ham winner adds to Sunderland troubles

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