Sunday May 22, 2011 Day 38 Finished Upton Park

West Ham United 0 - 3 Sunderland

  • Zenden 17’
  • Sessegnon 51’
  • Riveros 90’

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    West Ham bade farewell to the Premier League with a gutless 3-0 defeat against Sunderland at Upton Park. More

  • Live Commentary

    • West Ham United
    • Sunderland
    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Monday morning (UK only).
    • 90+3' FINAL WHISTLE! It's all over at Upton Park, and Sunderland's 3-0 victory will see them overtake Newcastle on the final day of the season, after the Magpies could only manage a 3-3 draw against West Brom. A sweet day to be a Mackem in London, to be sure, but it'll be at least a year before West Ham host a Premier League match
    • 90+2' GOOOOAL! SUNDERLAND SCORE A THIRD! Henderson curls a lovely ball into the box, which Riveros takes down with his left foot, before drilling the ball into the top corner!
    • 90' Collison tries to switch to Sears, but Elmohamady comes away with the ball. Three minutes will be added on for stoppages
    • 88' Henderson plays a nice one-two with Colback, before flicking the ball just past the far post! Green's feet were planted then
    • 87' Less than three minutes to play here, with Malbranque holding off Parker in the middle of the pitch
    • 86' Hitzlsperger drills in a shot from range, which is almost deflected in off both Onuoha and Sears but instead flies wide of the goal
    • 85' Sessegnon breaks free of the Hammers defence, but his limp, low shot is easily held by Green
    • 84' It's still just not happening for West Ham - which more or less encapsulates their season
    • 83' Mignolet is off his line smartly to gather the ball, as Parker tries to create something in the Sunderland box
    • 81' Parker almost latches onto the ball in the penalty area, but Onuoha is across again with a vital challenge
    • 80' Piquionne carries the ball along the left wing, before knocking the ball harmlessly out for a Sunderland goal kick
    • 79' Hitzlsperger with the ball for West Ham, who at the moment will be joined by Wolves and Blackpool in the Championship next season!
    • 78' There's little over 10 minutes left of West Ham's six-year stay in the Premier League, and Sunderland have a corner
    • 77' Elmohamady finds Riveros, who plays back to Henderson. Good passing again from Sunderland, but the eventual ball into the box is held by Green
    • 76' Bridge swings the ball into the box, but Piquionne's header is limp and cleared easily
    • 75' Malbranque's back on his feet, and Bridge has the ball for West Ham
    • 74' Malbranque goes down in the middle of the pitch, and stays down. Surely the Frenchman won't be left on the pitch for too much longer?
    • 73' It's a proud day for Jordan Cook, then, as the 21-year-old makes only his second Premier League appearance for the Mackems. He's Sunderland born and bred, and looks full of confidence with just over quarter of an hour remaining
    • 72' SUNDERLAND SUB: Asamoah Gyan off, Jordan Cook on
    • 71' Obinna carries the ball forwards to the edge of the penalty area in the right channel, and SHOOTS! High over the bar
    • 70' What do you do when your team is 2-0 down and plummeting out of the Premier League?! Conga, apparently. Cracking stuff from the Hammers fans
    • 69' West Ham just starting to string some passes together in the middle of the pitch, and the fans are happy to see this! Parker has made a predictably big difference - can he force a goal!
    • 68' Parker plays the ball back to Green, who lumps the ball forwards. Scrappy stuff, but West Ham need a goal soon if they're to have any chance of getting back into this
    • 67' SUNDERLAND SUB: Phil Bardsley off, Cristian Riveros on
    • 67' Bardsley is caught late by Obinna, as Sunderland line up a substitute
    • 66' Obinna goes round Zenden, but eventually runs into trouble on the left flank. Throw-in Sunderland
    • 65' Malbranque turns Parker, but Henderson's eventual cross is charged down by the West Ham captain. He's certainly putting some effort in, on his final appearance for the club
    • 64' Malbranque goes in a little bit late in the middle of the park, and into the book he goes. Very cheap foul from the veteran - who should know better
    • 63' Gyan picks out Sessegnon, who goes down under pressure from Spence. West Ham back on the ball
    • 62' Onuoha clears from the Sunderland penalty area to Elmohamady, who in turn finds Gyan
    • 61' That's the final roll of the dice for West Ham, and Parker will get a half-hour's farewell from an adulant East London crowd
    • 60' WEST HAM SUB: Luis Boa Morte off, Scott Parker on
    • 59' There's a real energy about this match now, but it's all Sunderland at the moment! West Ham line up a final change - time for Parker to save the day?
    • 57' Hitzlsperger SHOOTS! Well saved by Mignolet - who holds onto the ball
    • 56' West Ham win a free kick just outside the Sunderland penalty area, in a dangerous position! Hitzlsperger stands over it...
    • 55' Sunderland break again, and the ball is whipped in to Colback in space inside the penalty area. COLBACK SHOOTS WITH HIS LEFT FOOT! BRILLIANTLY SAVED BY GREEN!
    • 54' Gyan plays a clever one-two into the box with Elmohamady, before FIRING A SHOT JUST WIDE OF THE FAR POST! Cracking effort from the Ghanaian, who is getting closer and closer to beating Mignolet
    • 53' Desperate throw of the dice for Steve Keen, then, as he tries to cling onto the West Ham reins
    • 52' WEST HAM SUBSTITUTION: Zavon Hines and James Tomkins off, Lars Jacobsen and Victor Obinna on
    • 51' That's a devastating goal for West Ham to concede - right at the start of the second half. Huge mountain to climb for the hosts now
    • 50' GOOOAL! SESSEGNON DOUBLES SUNDERLAND'S LEAD! That goal came out of nowhere! Sessegnon takes a pot-shot from outside the area, which sneaks into the bottom-left corner of Green's net! Sloppy goalkeeping, but a fine strike from Sessegnon!
    • 49' Gabbidon is charged down by Gyan, but the defender manages to find Boa Morte. Bardsley then clatters into a rough challenge on Hines in the middle of the park, and goes into the referee's book
    • 48' Swung in by Zenden... and clawed over his own bar by Green for another Sunderland corner!
    • 48' Sunderland win a corner, after a decent challenge from Gabbidon on Gyan
    • 47' Colback pushes the ball forwards to Malbranque, before getting the ball back and playing behind to the defence
    • 46' Welcome back for the second half of West Ham v Sunderland!
    • 45+3' HALF TIME! The referee blows his whistle for half time, and Sunderland hold onto their 1-0 lead at Upton Park! To see how everyone else is getting on in the Premier League this afternoon, check out all the Premier League scores and scorers by clicking here!
    • 45+2' The ball is squared into the box to HINES! SHOT SAVED BY MIGNOLET! Cracking save from the Sunderland keeper, at close range
    • 45+1' Spence carries the ball to the halfway line, before dinking the ball forwards along the wing
    • 45' West Ham break, and Ferdinand leaps high to clear with a finen header ahead of Piquionne!
    • 44' Swung into the box... and Sessegnon misses with an acrobatic effort
    • 43' Malbranque tries to set up Sessegnon on the edge of the box, but the ball falls to Elmohamady on the wing
    • 42' Piquionne picks up the ball in the box, but his shot is charged down! The ball falls to Collison, who throws himself to ground looking for a penalty! The referee doesn't give it
    • 41' This game is petering out a bit, as half time fast approaches
    • 40' Collison fires a right-foot shot wide of the right stick, and it'll be a Sunderland goal kick
    • 39' Bridge loops the ball up the field, where it is intercepted by Onuoha - who will potentially become his team-mate at parent-club Manchester City next season!
    • 38' Henderson swings the ball into the box... and it falls to Onuoha! Onuoha tries to turn on the ball, but his shot on the spin goes wide of the post. Gyan, meanwhile, goes down in the box
    • 37' Sears heads the ball into the box behind his own goal for a corner kick - Sunderland's first of the match
    • 36' Colback retrieves the ball for Sunderland, before finding Malbranque. Nice, crisp passing from Sunderland, before Tomkins charges into a clumsy challenge to give Sunderland a free kick in shooting range
    • 35' Elmohamady rises to head a ball inside from the wing, but only as far as Hitzlsperger who wins a throw for West Ham
    • 34' Danny Gabbidon gets the ball back for West Ham, before rolling it back for Green to clear
    • 33' Zenden, Henderson, and Colback exchange passes in the middle of the park, as Sunderland enjoy a little bit of time on the ball
    • 32' Boa Morte sweeps the ball into the box to Piquionne, who SHOOTS! Blocked brilliantly by Nedum Onuoha! The referee's assistant erroneously gives a goal kick, as Sunderland's players appealed for offside
    • 31' Sessegnon turns Hitzlsperger on the right wing, before going down in a heap. The referee plays advantage, but the move eventually breaks down
    • 30' Steed Malbranque charges into a sloppy challenge in the middle of the pitch as West Ham break, and the midfielder is perhaps a little fortunate not to go in the book! Free kick Sunderland
    • 29' Sessegnon finds Gyan inside the area, but the Ghanain can't bring the ball under control on his chest. West Ham break
    • 28' Spence carries the ball along the right, before lumping the ball up towards Piquionne and Boa Morte. Colback gets in the way, but it's a West Ham throw
    • 27' Stephane Sessegnon drifts past the West Ham defence again, before forcing a comfortable save from Green. West Ham's defence is looking incredibly fragile today, and Sunderland will want another goal before half time!
    • 26' Henderson touches the ball off for BARDSLEY! Hammered high over the crossbar. Disappointing effort
    • 25' Zenden stands over the ball, a long way out from goal. Bardsley and Henderson are also loitering menacingly...
    • 24' Zenden goes down in the middle of West Ham's half, under pressure from Collison. Free kick Sunderland
    • 23' Thomas Hitzlsperger pings the ball along the wing for Sears to chase... but the linesman's flag is up
    • 22' Green rolls the ball out to Collison, as the Upton Park crowd starts to get a little but ruffled. More action, please!
    • 21' Jordan Spence finds Tomkins in the middle, as West Ham look to play a bit of possession football
    • 20' The news from Newcastle is that Ryan Taylor has given the Magpies the lead! That lifts Sunderland's bitter rivals out of reach, but there's still plenty of time for both matches to turn on their heads! Newcastle 1-0 West Brom
    • 19' Bardsley takes a throw for Sunderland, as the game just starts to get a little bit scrappy
    • 18' That's a scripted goal for Zenden, on this his final appearance for the Mackems
    • 17' GOOOOAL! BOLO ZENDEN LOOPS A HEADER OVER ROB GREEN TO GIVE SUNDERLAND THE LEAD! Brilliant ball into the box from Ahmed Elmohamady, which Zenden meets with a delicate header - sending the ball over Green's flailing hand and underneath the crossbar
    • 15' James Tomkins stands over it... AND SHOOTS! Easily saved by Mignolet
    • 13' Henderson loses out to Collison in the middle of the park - before conceding a sloppy free kick with a shove to the back of Piquionne. It's inside Sunderland's half, and shooting range
    • 12' The ball is moved quickly to the feet of Gyan, who SHOOTS FROM RANGE! Saved by Mignolet, but it was probably going wide anyway. He's finding his range, the Ghanaian!
    • 11' Wayne Bridge dinks a lovely ball forwards to Piquionne... who is flagged offside. Close call, that one
    • 10' 22-year-old Hines knocks the ball back down the left wing to Wayne Bridge
    • 9' Sunderland's defence is all over the place at the moment, as Mignolet is forced to make another decent save amid constant pressure from West Ham
    • 8' Both players are back up to their feet, and look fit to continue
    • 7' The ball comes in from the corner... but the referee blows for a Sunderland free kick after a clash of heads in the box. Harsh call, and Piquionne and Ferdinand both stay down
    • 6' The crowd roars as Hines forces a decent save by Mignolet. The ball breaks to Sears, who SHOOTS! TIPPED OVER THE BAR BY THE SUNDERLAND KEEPER!
    • 5' Gyan gets another shot on goal, just inside the box, but once again Green is equal to it. End to end stuff at the moment, but there's plenty of space in that West Ham defence at the moment
    • 4' Frederic Piquionne looks to counter for West Ham, but his eventual ball into the box is well gathered by Simon Mignolet
    • 3' The ball is swiftly shipped up to the other end of the pitch, and Asamoah Gyan SHOOTS FROM THE EDGE OF THE BOX! Well saved by Robert Green!
    • 3' Jordan Spence overlaps on the right before slipping the ball in to the feet of Jack Collison, who goes down under pressure in the box! It's only the fans appealing for a penalty, and Sunderland counter
    • 2' Jack Colback tries to knock the ball away from Zavon Hines, but Freddie Sears charges forwards with a challenge to win an early throw-in for the Hammers
    • 1' We're underway at Upton Park!
    • 16:00 Scott Parker receives his Player of the Year gong on the Upton Park turf. He gets a decent reception from the home fans, but the occasion definitely feels like a goodbye for the club captain
    • 15:55 It's a poignant day for Sunderland captain Bolo Zenden today - the 34-year-old Dutchman having rejected the chance to remain on Wearside.
    • 15:50 STAT! 65 - Since the start of 2008-09, Steed Malbranque has been subbed off more than any other PL player. (Opta)
    • 15:50 STAT! 1 - There has only been one red card shown in West Ham's 37 Premier League games, fewer than any other team. (Opta)
    • 15:45 West Ham fans have already been made to suffer this season, but the umming and aahing over who will take over Avram Grant's now-empty hotseat looks set to continue as the club prepares for Championship football. It's not all doom and gloom, however, as a certain Carlo Ancelotti has refused to rule himself out of the running!
    • 15:40 STAT! 0- Sunderland are the only team to have played in at least 5 PL seasons & never won on the final day of the campaign. (Opta)
    • 15:35 Scott Parker and Matthew Upson fail to make West Ham's starting XI for their final game of the season, then. Captain Upson is not even on the bench this afternoon, suggesting that the centre-back will follow the Hammers' Footballer of the Year Parker out of Upton Park this summer. Both sides make two changes, West Ham recalling Luis Boa Morte and Freddie Sears and Sunderland drafting in the fit-again Anton Ferdinand and Asamoah Gyan in place of John Mensah and Cristian Riveros.
    • 15:30 TEAMS - West Ham: Green, Gabbidon, Tomkins, Spence, Bridge, Collison, Hitzlsperger, Boa Morte, Sears, Hines, Piquionne; Subs: Boffin, Parker, Kovac, Jacobsen, Stanislas, Obinna, Tombides /// Sunderland: Mignolet, Elmohamady, Bardsley, Onuoha, Ferdinand, Sessegnon, Henderson, Zenden, Colback, Malbranque, Gyan; Subs: Carson, Riveros, R Noble, Adams, Knott, Lynch, Cook.
    • 15:25 Sunderland, meanwhile, sit five points clear of the drop-zone, and are assured of their place in the top flight next season. However, if the Mackems win today and Newcastle fail to beat West Brom at home, then Sunderland will overtake their bitter North East rivals in the league and claim bragging rights for the summer. Reason enough to expect a combative performance from Steve Bruce's men this afternoon! Click here for the full Premier League table
    • 15:20 This match is a bit of a dead rubber in terms of league position, but there's still plenty of pride at stake in East London today! West Ham will be playing Championship football next year, after their relegation was confirmed with a dramatic 3-2 defeat at Wigan last weekend...
    • 15:15 Good afternoon and welcome to our LIVE coverage of West Ham's Premier League match against Sunderland at Upton Park!
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Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

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    • Starting line-up

      • R. Green
      • J. Spence
      • D. Gabbidon
      • J. Tomkins Substitution Out (55′)
      • W. Bridge
      • J. Collison
      • T. Hitzlsperger
      • F. Sears
      • L. Boa Morte Substitution Out (61′)
      • Z. Hines Substitution Out (55′)
      • F. Piquionne


      • S. Parker Substitution In61′
      • L. Jacobsen Substitution In55′
      • R. Boffin
      • Junior Stanislas
      • R. Kovác
      • Obinna Substitution In55′
      • D. Tombides
    • Starting line-up

      • S. Mignolet
      • P. Bardsley Yellow Card Substitution Out (67′)
      • N. Onuoha
      • A. Ferdinand
      • J. Colback
      • B. Zenden Goal
      • J. Henderson
      • A. Al-Muhamadi
      • S. Malbranque Yellow Card
      • S. Sessegnon Goal
      • A. Gyan Substitution Out (72′)


      • T. Carson
      • C. Riveros Substitution In67′ Goal
      • R. Noble
      • B. Adams
      • J. Cook Substitution In72′
      • B. Knott
      • C. Lynch
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