Sunderland 1-1 West Ham – Hammers Stay Fourth After Hard-Fought Point Against Black Cats (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

14th, December 2014

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.



Photos: Getty Images

Highlights: Footytube