By Alan Duffy
Sunderland 1-1 West Ham United – Premier League – 13th December 2014
West Ham came from behind to secure a hard-earned point at the Stadium of Light on Saturday, a point which keeps the Hammers in the top four.
The hosts opened the scoring on 22 minutes, courtesy of a Jordi Gomez spot-kick. That penalty came after James Tomkins was adjudged to have fouled Adam Johnson in the Hammers’ box, a decision which angered Sam Allardyce. However, not long after Gomez had converted from the spot, the visitors were level. In-form midfielder Stewart Downing was the scorer for the east Londoners, with the former Sunderland wideman firing home via a deflection. Overall, it was the Black Cats who looked the more likely winner but ultimately both sides would have to settle for a point.
Gus Poyet’s Sunderland are now 15th while the Hammers continue to enjoy their time amongst the big-boys in the top four.
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