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Adam Johnson takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
Marcos Alonso takes a shot. Blocked by James Tomkins.
The referee ends the match.
James Tomkins manages to make a clearance.
James Tomkins makes a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Marcos Alonso.
Clearance by Antonio Nocerino.
Fabio Borini takes a shot. Blocked by Antonio Nocerino.
Adam Johnson takes the free kick.
Winston Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Gardner.
The ball is crossed by Adam Johnson.
Free kick taken by Marcos Alonso.
Foul by Andy Carroll on Wes Brown, free kick awarded.
Fabio Borini has an effort at goal. Adrian blocks the ball.
Antonio Nocerino replaces Kevin Nolan.
Santiago Vergini makes a clearance.
Shot by Craig Gardner went wide left of the target.
Shot by Fabio Borini missed to the right of the net.
Clearance by Wes Brown.
James Tomkins takes the free kick.
Ignacio Scocco gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Noble.
Liam Bridcutt concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Carroll.
Ignacio Scocco joins the action as a substitute, replacing Sung-Yeung Ki.
Roger Johnson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mohamed Diame.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Bridcutt by Andy Carroll.
Clearance by Guy Demel.
Wes Brown manages to make a clearance.
Connor Wickham booked for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick taken by Adrian.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Carroll on Craig Gardner.
Corner taken by Mark Noble.
The referee books Marcos Alonso for unsporting behaviour.
Stewart Downing fouled by Marcos Alonso, the ref awards a free kick.
Shot by Marcos Alonso. Adrian makes a block.
Fabio Borini has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
Free kick taken by Vito Mannone.
Foul by Mohamed Diame on Santiago Vergini, free kick awarded.
Clearance made by Winston Reid.
Clearance made by Stewart Downing.
Wes Brown restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Gardner by Kevin Nolan.
Adam Johnson scores a left footed goal. Sunderland 1-2 West Ham.The assist for the goal came from Craig Gardner.
Mark Noble challenges Sung-Yeung Ki unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Shot by Fabio Borini went wide of the left-hand upright.
Shot by Stewart Downing missed to the left of the target.
Craig Gardner comes on in place of John O'Shea.
Mark Noble takes the free kick.
Marcos Alonso gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Carroll.
Shot by Marcos Alonso. Blocked by Matthew Taylor.
Phil Bardsley delivers the ball.
Adam Johnson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lee Cattermole.
Clearance by Pablo Armero.
Pablo Armero delivers the ball.
Mohamed Diame scores with a right foot finish. Sunderland 0-2 West Ham.Assist on the goal came from Andy Carroll.
Andy Carroll fouled by Wes Brown, the ref awards a free kick.
Phil Bardsley takes a shot. Blocked by Mohamed Diame.
Mohamed Diame produces a cross.
Santiago Vergini takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Connor Wickham by Pablo Armero results in a free kick.
Winston Reid manages to make a clearance.
Connor Wickham takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.
The second half kicks off.
The first half comes to an end.
The ball is crossed by Liam Bridcutt.
(West Ham) makes a substitution, with Pablo Armero coming on for George McCartney.
Free kick taken by James Tomkins.
Liam Bridcutt challenges Mohamed Diame unfairly and gives away a free kick.
The ball is crossed by Guy Demel.
Fabio Borini concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Noble.
Shot by Marcos Alonso missed to the right of the net.
Stewart Downing manages to make a clearance.
Short corner taken by Fabio Borini from the .
Stewart Downing makes a clearance.
Chance falls to Andy Carroll who heads at goal. Vito Mannone catches the ball.
Vito Mannone manages to make a clearance.
Liam Bridcutt takes a shot and cleared the bar.
Guy Demel manages to make a clearance.
Phil Bardsley takes a shot and went wide left of the target.
Santiago Vergini produces a cross.
Clearance made by Santiago Vergini.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Kevin Nolan.
Connor Wickham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Noble.
Unfair challenge on Connor Wickham by Winston Reid results in a free kick.
Santiago Vergini takes a brilliant shot and went wide of the left-hand post.
Matthew Taylor manages to make a clearance.
Connor Wickham produces a cross.
Unfair challenge on Wes Brown by Andy Carroll results in a free kick.
Phil Bardsley takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.
Mohamed Diame concedes a free kick for a foul on Fabio Borini.
Matthew Taylor has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.
Clearance by Matthew Taylor.
Guy Demel makes a clearance.
Stewart Downing crosses the ball.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stewart Downing by Lee Cattermole.
Sung-Yeung Ki crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Foul by Winston Reid on Phil Bardsley, free kick awarded.
Wes Brown takes the free kick.
Lee Cattermole takes a shot. Parried by Adrian back into danger.
Corner taken by Stewart Downing.
The ball is swung over by Marcos Alonso.
Kevin Nolan fouled by Sung-Yeung Ki, the ref awards a free kick.
The ball is delivered by Mohamed Diame.
Shot by Kevin Nolan missed to the left of the net.
The ball is swung over by Phil Bardsley.
The match gets underway.
Wickham issues home warning
Striker Connor Wickham has warned Sunderland they have to start to make home advantage count if they are to haul themselves out of the relegation mire.
The Black Cats turned in a spirited display as they lost 2-1 at high-flying Liverpool on Wednesday evening to suggest once again that they do have it within their powers to escape the drop.
However, they have won just one of their last eight Barclays Premier League fixtures at the Stadium of Light and with their remaining four away games taking them to Tottenham, Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United, that is a situation which is going to have to change, and fast.
Gus Poyet's men host West Ham on Monday looking for a first win in seven attempts in all competitions, and Wickham admits they have to turn around their home form.
He said: "We are going to have to, we haven't got a choice. We need to start picking up points.
"We need to start looking at the reality now that we need to start picking up points. Scrappy points or good points, we just need to get the points on the board.
"It's up to us to start performing against not just the big teams, but the teams in and around us and start picking up points."
Goals, or more accurately, the lack of them, have been Sunderland's most pressing concern for much of the campaign to date.
Substitute Ki Sung-yueng's header at Anfield was their first in four games and just their fourth in the eight outings they have had since the 3-0 derby victory at Newcastle on February 1.
That return, coupled with Steven Fletcher's ankle injury, prompted Poyet to recall 20-year-old Wickham from his loan spell at Leeds, and he was thrown straight into the starting line-up at Liverpool alongside the misfiring Jozy Altidore.
Loan signing Fabio Borini, who celebrated his 23rd birthday on Saturday, was ineligible to play against his parent club in midweek, but will return to the fold on Monday to leave the manager facing a big decision.
But England Under-21 international Wickham is ready to play his part if called upon.
The B#8.1million signing said: "That's why I came back, that's why I wanted to come back. That's what I have said all along: I want to play football and that's what the aim is to do."
Poyet needs his frontmen to belatedly find their touch in front of goal with midfielder Adam Johnson's seven league goals to date matching the total contribution of Fletcher, Altidore, Borini and Ignacio Scocco with Wickham having spent much of the season out on loan.
Altidore in particular has found the going tough since his B#6.5million summer switch from AZ Alkmaar, but Poyet insists the failings are collective.
He said: "Apart from Jonno, who has scored seven, the rest, nobody has scored, so it's a team problem and he is part of it because he is a striker and he is a striker we got in the summer.
"Sometimes we look for excuses for a few players, but we are not looking for any for Jozy.
"For me, it's one of the most difficult parts. There are different ways to be at the bottom.
"It's either because you cannot defend and you concede too many goals, or because you don't score enough, sometimes both.
"When you have both, you are down, you go down for sure. If you can cope with one of them, sometimes you have got a chance.
"We had that balance in January in a few games, now it looks like we have lost it a little bit. We are conceding a few and we are not scoring enough, so we need to make sure that the balance comes the other way around and we score more and we don't concede many."
A bullish Sam Allardyce has no regrets at cupping his ear in response to jeers from the West Ham support after Wednesday night's win over Hull.
Home fans stunned Allardyce by booing at the end of a 2-1 victory which could go a long way to securing the Hammers' Barclays Premier League status, with Monday's match at Sunderland another crucial fixture.
Asked if he regretted making the gesture, Allardyce said: "Not really, no. Why should I?
"I couldn't believe what I was hearing. In my younger days I might have done a lot worse and got myself into more trouble."
Allardyce, who accepts he will struggle to have the unanimous backing of the Hammers fans, on Saturday received the support of vice-chairman Karren Brady.
"In many people's eyes no matter what I do I'll never be the flavour of the month, but that doesn't matter," Allardyce added.
"(And) you always appreciate any backing you get. Working together is critical to the success for you as a manager and the club.
"We've all had a difficult season, but we all know we want to get better and do better next season once we've secured our place in the Premier League.
"They've always backed me since I've been here. I do appreciate that, because you can focus on the next game and on the future."
Victory at the Stadium of Light should all-but secure the Hammers' top-flight status and would allow Allardyce to plan for the future.
He added: "Let's go and try to win the game. The desperate need for Sunderland to win three points now means it's going to be hugely difficult.
"They will take some comfort out of their performance against Liverpool and will think this is a great chance to try to get to safety by getting three points against us."
Allardyce hopes the atmosphere at the Hull match will be forgotten, admitting the supporters' barracking impacted on the players.
"I'm protecting my players, not me," he added.
"You keep your thick skin on and you move on. My job is all about doing the best I possibly can for West Ham.
"The atmosphere is critical to the players' performance and the players lost a lot of their composure the other night, hearing the criticism that was coming their way and that made life difficult for them.
"It's a small minority always, but small minorities are good at voicing their opinion.
"It's all borne out of frustration because they expected us to win more comfortably than we did.
"Everybody in the cold light of day when they calmed down realised how important the win was and everybody has got to realise what we've done in the last eight games.
"We have 15 points in the last eight games. The most important thing was to win the game, acquire the three points and push on from here."
West Ham are without James Collins at Sunderland after he pulled a calf muscle against Hull.
His fellow defenders James Tomkins (knock) and Roger Johnson (bruised eye) should be fit to feature, while Winston Reid has recovered from illness.
Winger Matt Jarvis (thigh) is also available again, but Joey O'Brien (shoulder) and Marco Borriello (calf) are out.
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