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  • Date:22 May 2011
  • Kick-off:16:00
  • Venue:Upton Park
  • Attendance:32,792
  • Zenden (16) Sessegnon (50)
    Sessegnon (50) Sessegnon (50)
    Riveros (90) Riveros (90)
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93mins

Cristian Riveros gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box high into the middle of the goal. West Ham 0-3 Sunderland.The assist for the goal came from Jordan Henderson.

89mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Boudewijn Zenden, save by Robert Green.

89mins

Jordan Henderson takes a shot. Jordan Spence gets a block in.

87mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by Thomas Hitzlsperger goes wide right of the target.

86mins

Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. Robert Green makes a save.

84mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Scott Parker, Simon Mignolet makes a save.

83mins

Victor Obinna takes a shot. Steed Malbranque gets a block in.

80mins

Thomas Hitzlsperger has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

79mins

Boudewijn Zenden decides to take a short corner, Steed Malbranque has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

79mins

Boudewijn Zenden takes a shot. Blocked by Jordan Spence.

73mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ahmed Elmohamady on Frederic Piquionne. Thomas Hitzlsperger takes the free kick.

72mins

(Sunderland) makes a substitution, with Jordan Cook coming on for Asamoah Gyan.

71mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan Spence on Stephane Sessegnon. Boudewijn Zenden takes the direct free kick.

68mins

Frederic Piquionne is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Nedum Onuoha.

68mins

Jordan Henderson concedes a free kick for a foul on Thomas Hitzlsperger. Thomas Hitzlsperger takes the free kick.

67mins

Phillip Bardsley goes off and Cristian Riveros comes on.

67mins

Victor Obinna challenges Phillip Bardsley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.

64mins

Victor Obinna takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.

63mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steed Malbranque on Victor Obinna. The referee books Steed Malbranque for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Thomas Hitzlsperger.

61mins

Jack Colback fouled by Freddie Sears, the ref awards a free kick. Jack Colback takes the free kick.

60mins

Scott Parker on for Luis Boa Morte.

58mins

The referee gives a free kick against Jordan Henderson for handball. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Thomas Hitzlsperger, save made by Simon Mignolet.

57mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Boudewijn Zenden, save by Robert Green.

57mins

Jack Colback takes a shot. Save made by Robert Green.

55mins

Asamoah Gyan has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

54mins

The official flags Frederic Piquionne offside. (West Ham) makes a substitution, with Victor Obinna coming on for Zavon Hines. Lars Jacobsen is brought on as a substitute for James Tomkins. Phillip Bardsley takes the free kick.

51mins

Stephane Sessegnon finds the net with a goal from long range to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Ham 0-2 Sunderland.Boudewijn Zenden provided the assist for the goal.

49mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Phillip Bardsley on Zavon Hines. Phillip Bardsley is given a yellow card. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Jack Collison, Simon Mignolet makes a save.

49mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luis Boa Morte by Boudewijn Zenden. Direct free kick taken by Thomas Hitzlsperger.

48mins

Corner taken by Jordan Henderson from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Jordan Spence.

47mins

Zavon Hines takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.

47mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Boudewijn Zenden, save by Robert Green.

46mins

Header by Jack Collison from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

40mins

Jack Collison produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

37mins

Inswinging corner taken by Jordan Henderson from the left by-line.

36mins

James Tomkins concedes a free kick for a foul on Asamoah Gyan. Boudewijn Zenden restarts play with the free kick.

32mins

Frederic Piquionne is caught offside. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.

31mins

Frederic Piquionne produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

29mins

Foul by Steed Malbranque on Freddie Sears, free kick awarded. James Tomkins takes the direct free kick.

27mins

The ball is swung over by Steed Malbranque, save by Robert Green.

26mins

Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.

24mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Boudewijn Zenden by Thomas Hitzlsperger. Phillip Bardsley fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

24mins

Freddie Sears is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.

22mins

The ball is swung over by Frederic Piquionne, Simon Mignolet makes a save.

19mins

Freddie Sears takes a shot. Simon Mignolet makes a save.

19mins

The ball is sent over by Ahmed Elmohamady, save by Robert Green.

17mins

Boudewijn Zenden scores a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. West Ham 0-1 Sunderland.Assist by Ahmed Elmohamady.

14mins

Jordan Henderson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Frederic Piquionne. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from James Tomkins, Simon Mignolet makes a save.

13mins

Inswinging corner taken by Thomas Hitzlsperger from the right by-line, save made by Simon Mignolet.

13mins

Asamoah Gyan takes a shot. Robert Green makes a save.

12mins

The offside flag is raised against Frederic Piquionne. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.

11mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Thomas Hitzlsperger, Wayne Bridge takes a shot. Blocked by Nedum Onuoha.

10mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Freddie Sears by Boudewijn Zenden. Thomas Hitzlsperger shoots direct from the free kick, save made by Simon Mignolet.

9mins

Ahmed Elmohamady takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.

9mins

Frederic Piquionne concedes a free kick for a foul on Anton Ferdinand. Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.

7mins

Corner taken left-footed by Thomas Hitzlsperger from the left by-line, clearance by Nedum Onuoha.

7mins

Freddie Sears takes a shot. Simon Mignolet makes a save.

7mins

Zavon Hines takes a shot. Simon Mignolet makes a save.

6mins

Nedum Onuoha takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.

5mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon by Jack Collison. Jordan Henderson restarts play with the free kick.

5mins

Asamoah Gyan takes a shot. Save made by Robert Green.

4mins

Asamoah Gyan takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.

3mins

Thomas Hitzlsperger takes a shot. Jordan Henderson gets a block in.

2mins

Stephane Sessegnon has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

Match Preview

Keen: Our players all care West Ham's caretaker manager Kevin Keen has refuted suggestions the players did not care enough about the club's fate. Keen painted a picture of desolation in the changing room after last weekend's 3-2 defeat at Wigan confirmed their relegation from the Barclays Premier League. West Ham play Sunderland on Sunday and Keen has revealed that some players set for a summer move from Upton Park have indicated they do not want to play. But Keen insisted relegation hit the whole squad hard. "It's a myth that certain people don't care," said Keen. "Foreign players get tainted with that mainly, it is totally untrue. "The scenes in the dressing room were as fans would hope, especially with the way that we lost the game, being 2-0 (ahead), 2-2 and then losing. "There was genuine disappointment. You come back and (academy manager) Tony Carr has his head on the floor as he has worked so hard to bring players through and promote. "It is myth that people don't care." Keen would understand if some West Ham supporters use tomorrow's game as an opportunity vent their frustrations about a disappointing season. But the former Hammers midfielder is set to name a side packed with home-grown talent and he urged the Upton Park faithful to get behind them. "There may be a small element but we have had a rubbish season haven't we?" said Keen. "If you can't go to West Ham and pay your money and say 'why don't you try harder?'... that is part of football. "You need to be big enough and strong enough to deal with it. "I am sure the majority, with the team I am picking, will be behind us and want us to get a win." Bolo Zenden has urged his Sunderland team-mates to go out on a high as a season which promised much but delivered little draws to a close. The Black Cats head to Upton Park still in with a chance of securing the top-10 Barclays Premier League finish on which they set their sights in August last year, but having crumpled alarmingly in the face of an ongoing injury crisis. Zenden, who will play his final game for the club - if selected - at Upton Park after rejecting the chance to remain on Wearside, is acutely aware of what might have been, but insists they must carry on the fight until the final ball is kicked. The 34-year-old Dutchman said: "It's the last game of the season and it's going to be an important one. "We are definitely going to finish [at least] 14th, but there is some ground to be made up if certain results go our way as well. "We just have to make sure we win on Sunday. "With West Ham already being relegated, who knows how they are going to come out? Is it going to be positive, negative? How is the crowd going to react to them? Are they still going to put out a full squad? "You never know what is going to happen in the last game of the season because probably for them, there's not much at stake. "They want to give a farewell with a good feeling, but for us, there are still a few points to put on the board which can make a massive difference again for the team. "At the beginning of the season, the main goal was to finish in the top 10, and it comes down to the last game, just like last year, where it is still possible. "But we should have put that away a bit earlier in the season." Sunderland seemed certainties to end the campaign in the top half of the table when a 2-1 win at Blackpool on January 22 left them in sixth place with 37 points. Significantly, the win at Bloomfield Road came four days after leading scorer Darren Bent's #24million defection to Aston Villa had rocked the club, and the decisions both to let him go and not replace him in the short-term have prompted much soul-searching on Wearside since. Last weekend's 3-1 home defeat by Wolves was the Black Cats' 10th in 13 games since the trip to Blackpool, and four months on, they sit in 14th place having only eased themselves clear of the fight for top-flight survival with victories over Wigan and Bolton in the nick of time. Steve Bruce's men have collected just seven of the last 39 points they have contested - by comparison, the Hammers have managed 12, second-bottom Wigan 17 and Ian Holloway's men, who are currently in 18th place, 12. Injuries have undoubtedly taken their toll, and the potential returns of Asamoah Gyan - the Ghana international's absence for the last three games has left his manager without a single fit senior striker - and Anton Ferdinand from hamstring problems would represent a boost.

Formation:442Manager:

West Ham

Formation: 4411Manager: Steve Bruce

Sunderland

  • Robert Green
  • Jordan Spence
  • Daniel Gabbidon
  • James Tomkins
  • Wayne Bridge
  • Luis Boa Morte
  • Thomas Hitzlsperger
  • Jack Collison
  • Freddie Sears
  • Zavon Hines
  • Frederic Piquionne
  • SUBS
  • Ruud Boffin
  • Scott Parker
  • Radoslav Kovac
  • Junior Stanislas
  • Victor Obinna
  • Lars Jacobsen
  • Dylan Tombides

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Match Report

Hammers bow out with a whimper West Ham's six-year stay in the Barclays Premier League ended with a whimper as Boudewijn Zenden signed off from Sunderland by helping them to a 3-0 win at Upton Park. Zenden's mistimed header sailed over Robert Green in what was the veteran midfielder's final match before quitting the Black Cats this summer. Stephane Sessegnon's pinpoint 20-yard effort and Cristian Riveros' stoppage-time third sealed the victory in the second half, during which the Hammers fans demonstrated their gallows humour with more than one ironic conga. Not even the introduction on the hour of Footballer of the Year Scott Parker could rouse the Hammers, whose team selection was a nod to next season, with a summer clear-out expected. The game was also caretaker boss Kevin Keen's one chance to bid for the manager's position, although it was likely to be a forlorn one - regardless of today's result. Sunderland were playing for prize money only but they played their part in a wide-open start to the game, Asamoah Gyan twice shooting straight at Robert Green, who also pouched a mishit Nedum Onuoha volley. West Ham responded with a Frederic Piquionne air shot, while Simon Mignolet saved at the feet of Zavon Hines and palmed away a fine left-foot curler from Freddie Sears. The Black Cats goalkeeper got away with spilling a Thomas Hitzlsperger free-kick, with Onuoha clearing the danger and also blocking James Tomkins' shot from the resulting corner. The near misses failed to alter what was a suitably funereal atmosphere at Upton Park, something which did not improve when West Ham fell behind in the 17th minute. The ball was played to Ahmed Elmohamady and his right-wing cross picked out the unmarked Zenden, who appeared to mistime his header, which nevertheless sailed over Green. It was Zenden's second goal in three games and came in the week he confirmed he would be leaving Sunderland. The Hammers tried to respond but the visitors were looking a threat on the break and Sessegnon steered a 20-yard shot too close to Green. The deathly silence was briefly broken as Parker warmed up along the touchline at Upton Park, where there were plenty of empty seats. And with West Ham failing to test Mignolet until the stroke of half-time - when Hines' shot was blocked by the keeper - it appeared only a matter of time before the England midfielder was given the chance to say his farewells. There was slightly more urgency about the home side at the start of the second half and Hines lured Phil Bardsley into a tackle that earned the defender a yellow card. Jack Collison's free-kick failed to catch out Mignolet at the near post before a group of supporters in the Sir Trevor Brooking Stand started the first of the afternoon's ironic congas. It was abruptly halted in the 51st minute when Sunderland doubled their lead, Sessegnon allowed to bear down on goal before striking a low 20-yard shot that clipped the post on its way past Green. The Hammers made a double substitution, bringing on Lars Jacobsen and Victor Obinna for what were set to be their final appearances for the club. Gyan drilled narrowly wide from the tightest of angles and Jack Colback's volley stung the palms of Green as the visitors tried to kill the game. The pocket of fans that had gathered at the front of the Sir Trevor Brooking Stand attracted a cordon of stewards and police, although their behaviour remained harmless. And the stadium was united in appreciation just past the hour mark as Parker made his entrance. Steed Malbranque was booked for a foul on Obinna, who should have made him pay when he nodded the resulting free-kick straight at Mignolet, before a limping Bardsley was replaced by Riveros for the final quarter. Gyan was replaced by Jordan Cook for the final 18 minutes, during which Jordan Henderson's deflected flick went close. And it was Henderson who laid on a stoppage-time third, crossing for Riveros, who lad all the time in the world to Hammer home the final nail in West Ham's coffin. A late equaliser for West Brom at St James' Park capped a good day on the road for the visitors - as they moved above their north-east rivals and into the top half of the table.

Form Guide

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  • West Ham
  • VS
  • Sunderland
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Last Meetings

  • Sunderland
  • 1 - 0
  • West Ham
  • 05/12/2010
  • West Ham
  • 1 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 10/04/2010
  • Sunderland
  • 2 - 2
  • West Ham
  • 31/10/2009
  • West Ham
  • 2 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 04/04/2009
  • Sunderland
  • 0 - 1
  • West Ham
  • 23/11/2008
  • Sunderland
  • 2 - 1
  • West Ham
  • 29/03/2008

Top Scorers

West Ham

  • D Ba 7
  • S Parker 5
  • F Piquionne 5
  • C Cole 5
  • VN Obinna 3
  • R Keane 2
  • T Hitzlsperger 2
  • J Spector 1
  • J Tomkins 1
  • MT da Costa 1
  • J Stanislas 1
  • F Sears 1

Sunderland

  • A Gyan 10
  • D Welbeck 6
  • K Richardson 4
  • P Bardsley 3
  • J Henderson 3
  • B Zenden 1
  • S Sessegnon 1
  • N Onuoha 1

Goals

West Ham

    • Total goals 110
    • Goals per game 43
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 10 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 9 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 9 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Sunderland

    • Total goals 109
    • Goals per game 42
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 13 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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