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Summary

  1. Sunderland XI: Pantilimon, Jones, Yedlin, O’Shea, Coates, Cattermole, M’Vila, Toivonen, Lens, Borini, Fletcher.
  2. West Ham United XI: Adrian, Jenkinson, Reid, Tomkins, Cresswell, Noble, Kouyate, Moses, Payet, Lanzini. Sakho.

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By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

Sunderland 2-2 West Ham

Mixed emotions from home fans. Having wasted a 2-0 lead, they hold on with 10 men to secure a valuable point that lifts them off the bottom of the table.

Dick Advocaat turns and waves to the fans before disappearing down the tunnel. Will we see him again?

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Sunderland 2-2 West Ham

One red card, six other players booked. It's been niggly rather than a dirty game. It's been highly competitive.

Sunderland 2-2 West Ham

Credit to Sunderland. They are defending in numbers and frustrating their opponents. West Ham are finishing strongly but are struggling to carve out another opening.

Four minutes of additional time.

Hammers on fire

Sunderland 2-2 West Ham

You can see from the two teams' respective heat maps that West Ham (right) have made deeper inroads down the flanks, reaching the byeline on more occasions than Sunderland (right). Hammers right-back Carl Jenkinson has been among those making the forays. 

Sunderland West Ham
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Sunderland 2-2 West Ham

Not all Sunderland fans are staying until the end. It's been another bitter-sweet afternoon at the Stadium of Light. Are we seeing the closing minutes of Dick Advocaat's reign?

GREAT SAVE!

Sunderland 2-2 West Ham

Sunderland are hanging on. Just. The Hammers are peppering Costel Pantilimon's goal, the Sunderland keeper spreading himself to deny Aaron Cresswell.

YELLOW CARD

Sunderland 2-2 West Ham

Sebastián Coates is booked
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Sebastian Coates picks up his fifth yellow card of the season after bringing down Manuel Lanzini in full flight. Sunderland are having to dig deep.

Sunderland 2-2 West Ham

It's all West Ham.

The Hammers are piling on the pressure as they look to secure a fourth straight away win.

Sunderland's defence is all over the place and Dick Advocaat is a picture of frustration on the sidelines.

'Sunderland do not defend'

Sunderland 2-2 West Ham

Graeme Le Saux

Former England defender on Final Score

  "This match has shown the way Sunderland play, they do not defend and do not take their chances."  

Sunderland 2-2 West Ham

Unsurprisingly the mood inside the Stadium of Light has turned.

The Black Cats were cruising at 2-0 and Fabio Borini's miss looks like proving costly. 

West Ham, with the extra man, are going for the kill.

GOAL - Sunderland 2-2 West Ham

Dimitri Payet

Dimitri Payet scores
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Disaster for Sunderland. A terrible error by keeper Costel Pantilimon, who spills Manuel Lanzini's shot and Dimitri Payet puts away the rebound.

RED CARD - Jeremain Lens (Sunderland)

Sunderland 2-1 West Ham

Jeremain Lens is shown a red card
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It's all going wrong for Sunderland.

They were 2-0 up but now their advantage is down to a single goal... and they must play the final 30-odd minutes with 10 men after Jeremain Lens picks up a second yellow for a late challenge on Winston Reid.

Sunderland 2-1 West Ham

West Ham are looking lively, Manuel Lanzini going close after letting fly from just outside the area. 

Sunderland 2-1 West Ham

Carl Jenkinson is back on. But for how long? He still looks in pain. 

Sunderland have started the half brightly but they can't carve out an opening. Frustration is creeping into their play.

Sunderland 2-1 West Ham

West Ham are temporarily down to 10 men as scorer Carl Jenkinson goes off for treatment after hurting his shoulder in a challenge with Fabio Borini.

Today's attendance is...

Sunderland 2-1 West Ham

Today's attendance @StadiumOfLight is 42,932 #redandwhitearmy

Sunderland 2-1 West Ham

Here comes Dimitri Payet with the free-kick... and it's straight into the grateful hands of Costel Pantilimon.

Sunderland 2-1 West Ham

Nervous Sunderland fans everywhere. All the noise coming from West Ham's travelling fans. 

Sunderland's mood is not helped by Billy Jones conceding a free-kick by bringing down Victor Moses just outside the area.

KICK-OFF

Sunderland 2-1 West Ham

Huge 45 minutes coming up for Sunderland. Can they protect or even extend their lead? Will West Ham come roaring back? We're back under way.

Lifeline for Hammers

Sunderland 2-1 West Ham

Looking back at West Ham's goal, nice play from winger Victor Moses, who is already enjoying a bright start to the season, as he burst down the left to cross for on-rushing goalscorer Carl Jenkinson. 

Carl Jenkinson
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Take on Lawro

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Mark Lawrenson thinks this match will end in a 2-0 win for Sunderland.

"West Ham have been brilliant away from home, so you might think this will be a straightforward victory. But football does not work like that, which is why we love it, and why I am going for a surprise result," reckons our football expert.

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Cattermole tigerish

Sunderland 2-1 West Ham

Lee Cattermole was impressive last weekend despite the 3-0 defeat by Manchester United, and he is at his tigerish best today, already making five recoveries (yellow), three interceptions (blue), one tackle (green) and one clearance (purple).

Lee Cattermole
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'Fletcher and Borini linking well'

Sunderland 2-1 West Ham

John Hartson

Former Wales striker on Final Score

Fabio Borini reacts
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"They have linked up well, Fletcher and Borini. But Borini, what an opportunity to put that game to bed at 3-0."

HALF-TIME

Sunderland 2-1 West Ham

Terrific entertainment but Sunderland will be kicking themselves for conceding so late. Will that come back to haunt them?

Sunderland 2-1 West Ham

Carl Jenkinson

Carl Jenkinson scores
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Would you believe it? West Ham's first serious threat and they have scored.

Victor Moses runs rings around the Sunderland defence before pulling the ball back for Carl Jenkinson to hammer home.

The mood immediately changes inside the Stadium of Light.

Carl Jenkinson celebrates
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YELLOW CARD

Sunderland 2-0 West Ham

Lee Cattermole is booked. Surely not? The midfielder who can't resist a challenge goes in late on Dimitri Payet. That's five yellows but it's a competitive rather than a dirty game.

Three minutes of added time.

CLOSE!

Sunderland 2-0 West Ham

Fabio Borini lines up another shot on the edge of the area...and it's just wide. One-way traffic. The Hammers are getting hammered.

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Dick Advocaat
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You can feel that the Sunderland players, and supporters, are playing to win for Dick Advocaat. Rampant. 2-0 #SUNWHU #bbcfootball

YELLOW CARD

Sunderland 2-0 West Ham

In all that excitement there has been another yellow card.

Aaron Cresswell is cautioned for a lunge on Jeremain Lens.

It's 3-1 to West Ham on the yellow card count.

CLOSE!

Sunderland 2-0 West Ham

Huge miss by Fabio Borini. 

Not for the first time, the Hammers defence is sliced wide open by a free-flowing home move and Borini only has the keeper to beat but stubs his effort agonisingly wide from 12 yards. 

Will it prove costly?

Sunderland 2-0 West Ham

Newcastle lead at Manchester City... and it means Sunderland are back on the bottom of the 'as it stands' table. What happened to a bit of neighbourly love?

Sunderland in wonderland

Sunderland 2-0 West Ham

Jeremain Lens with as composed a lob as you will see. In off the underside of the bar too. 

Jeremain Lens
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YELLOW CARD

Sunderland 2-0 West Ham

First Sunderland booking and it's goalscorer Jeremain Lens, who is in trouble for colliding with Aaron Cresswell. 

'Hammers' start surprising'

Sunderland 2-0 West Ham

John Hartson

Former Wales striker on Final Score

"It's very surprising after the results West Ham have had on the road. They've not started very well at all today."  

GREAT SAVE!

Sunderland 2-0 West Ham

Sunderland are unrecognisable...and the home fans are loving it.

Fabio Borini tees up another chance for Steven Fletcher, whose shot is deflected behind before Adrian produces a fine save to keep out John O'Shea from the corner.

The Hammers are all over the place.

Easy for Fletcher

Sunderland 2-0 West Ham

Steven Fletcher's goal looks pretty simple in its execution, but he ran from deep and was helped by a nice blocking run by Sunderland team-mate John O'Shea. It was a nice finish. 

Steven Fletcher goal
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YELLOW CARD

Sunderland 2-0 West Ham

West Ham are not only being taken apart, they are also losing their discipline.

Winston Reid is booked for a cynical challenge on the impressive Steven Fletcher.

'Terrible defending'

Sunderland 2-0 West Ham

Graeme Le Saux

Former England defender on Final Score

"Terrible defending by West Ham, Payet gave the ball away and Lens poached the ball, got to the edge of the box and dinked the ball over the goalkeeper. A lovely delicate finish."   

Sunderland 2-0 West Ham

West Ham are masters of their own downfall. That goal came as a result of an error by Dimitri Payet. 

Sunderland 2-0 West Ham

Jeremain Lens

Jeremain Lens scores
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What. A. Goal.

Sublime finish from Jeremain Lens as the Dutch forward beats Adrian with a sublime chip from the edge of the area following Yann M'Vila's through-ball.

Wonderful technique.

Jeremain Lens celebrates
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