West Ham secured a crucial late 1-0 win at the London Stadium to compound even further misery on Sunderland and their manager David Moyes.
- West Ham 1 Sunderland 0
- Payet impresses early on
- Goalless at HT
- Reid nets late winner
- Sunderland remain winless
In a dire first-half for both sets of supporters, Dimitri Payet looked to be the only spark of creativity on the pitch and had a few efforts on goal.
In the second half there wasn't much of an improvement in the standard of play and the fixture looked to be heading for a bore draw.
However, Winston Reid had other ideas and fired home a 94th minute winner, much to the delight of under-pressure Hammers head coach Slaven Bilic.
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West Ham enjoyed most of the possession in the early stages and looked to be the only side encouraged to venture forward, with Dimitri Payet at the heart of everything.
The French playmaker did well midway through the half to get the game's first shot on target when his right-footed drive stung the bottom right post.
Apart from that effort, there wasn't much to shout about as they two sides remained goalless going into the break.
However, it opened up a bit early in the second-half when Black Cats winger Whabi Khazri was gifted possession on the edge of the Hammers box. But with just goalkeeper Adrian to beat, the Tunisian fluffed his effort and it was easily saved by the Spaniard.
The lack of confidence from the 25-year-old was evident but it didn't show when he attempted a shot from inside his own half moments later.
Without a goal yet this campaign, he attempted to lob Adrian from 60-yards out and unsurprisingly failed to trouble the Hammers shot-stopper.
Sunderland looked to have settled for the point with Lamine Kone hacking the ball up field on every opportunity but in the dying stages the London based side managed to find a late winner.
Winston Reid, in the last minute of the game, made no mistake as the corner delivery dropped to the edge of the box – as he turned smartly like a seasoned forward before smashing a left-footed shot beyond Jordan Pickford.