Sunderland faced West Ham at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, on December 5th 2010 in a Barclays Premier League encounter that kicked-off at 4PM, GMT.
Sunderland won this close match 1-0 courtesy of a first half Jordan Henderson goal on 34 minutes.
The result means West Ham are bottom of the Barclays Premier League, while Sunderland climb to 7th place, on 23 points. they are level with Bolton Wanderers, who sit sixth, though they trail by way of goal difference.
Henderson’s goal came courtesy of an Asamoah Gyan cross, and the scoreline could, in truth, have been higher than the solitary winner for the hosts. Sunderland worked visiting goalkeeper, Robert Green, hard and recorded 12 shots on target en route to victory.
West Ham, by contrast, were outplayed for much of this game, and could use their 40% of possession to put Craig Gordon in the Sunderland net to work only twice, as Sunderland showed once more that they can prove tough to break down.
Sunderland v West Brom Starting Lineups
Sunderland Starting XI
01 Gordon, 02 Bardsley, 03 Richardson, 05 Mensah, 15 Onuoha, 29 Ferdinand, 06 Cattermole, 10 Henderson (Al-Muhammadi 86), 11 Bent (Malbranque 75), 17 Welbeck, 33 Gyan (Zenden 90+1)
22 Mignolet, 12 Angeleri, 14 Da Silva, 07 Zenden, 08 Malbranque, 16 Riveros, 27 Al-Muhammadi
West Ham Starting XI
01 Green, 03 Ben-Haim (Faubert 83), 04 Gabbidon, 05 Tomkins, 15 Upson, 18 Spector, 07 Dyer (Piquionne 69), 08 Parker, 13 Boa Morte (Hines 69), 09 Cole, 33 Obinna
West Ham Substitutes
29 Stech, 02 Reid, 20 Faubert, 12 Barrera, 14 Kovac, 26 Hines, 30 Piquionne