Sunderland v West Ham: 10 Premier League clashes

Jordi Gomez scores from the spot
Jordi Gomez scores from the spot
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MATCHES between Sunderland and West Ham have been quite even over the years.

Of their 78 league clashes, Sunderland have won 29 with the Hammers just one behind.

Seb Larsson is congratulated on scoring

Seb Larsson is congratulated on scoring

In the Premier League, West Ham have had the better of things with 11 wins to Sunderland’s seven, with eight draws thrown in.

At the Stadium of Light - like this Saturday’s clash - Sunderland have won five, drawn five and lost three.

Here’s a look at the last 10 league games between the clubs at the Stadium of Light.

in the 2003/4 season, both sides were in the Championship and both qualified for the play-offs.

Guillermo Franco and Carlton Cole had the visitors two up but Andy Reid and Kieran Richardson netted to level it up.

Sunderland, managed by Mick McCarthy, finished third, with Alan Pardew’s Hammers finishing on place behind.

The clash on Wearside ended as a 2-0 home win thanks to goals from Kevin Kyle and Jeff Whitley.

Here’s how the sides lined up.

Sunderland: Poom, Wright, McCartney, Whitley, Breen, Babb, Thornton (Williams), Thirlwell, Kyle, Smith (Byfield), Oster (Piper). Subs not used: Ingham, Cooper

Jordan Henderson celebrates scoring against West Ham

Jordan Henderson celebrates scoring against West Ham

West Ham: Bywater, Repka, Harley, Reo-Coker (Nowland), Melville, Dailly, McAnuff (Deane), Carrick, Harewood, Zamora, Etherington (Horlock). Subs not used: Srnicek, A Ferdinand

Neither side won promotion through the play-offs.

Sunderland were knocked out in the semi-finals by Iain Dowie’s Crystal Palace.

Sunderland lost the first leg 3-2 away from home but back at the SoL they looked like going through after goals from Kyle and Marcus Stewart had them ahead.

When Palace had Julian Gray sent off on 86 minutes for a second booking, it looked even better ... only for Darren Powell to head home in injury time and take the game into extra-time.

Sunderland could not press home their man advantage in front of a crowd of 34,536 and the game went to penalties, where misses from John Oster, Jason McAteer and Jeff Whitley sent Sunderland out.

West Ham won through to the final, but then lost to Palace.

The following season, both clubs won promotion – Sunderland after winning the title and West Ham through the play-offs after beating Preston at Wembley.

In the league clash at the SoL, goals from Marlon Harewood and Teddy Sheringham ensured the points went to East London.

The following season the top flight was not a pretty one for Sunderland, finishing rock bottom with just 15 points.

One of those points were won on Wearside against West Ham after a 1-1 draw.

Tommy Miller had the hosts ahead on the stroke of half-time but Yossi Benayoun levelled on 72 minutes.

Sunderland were back in the top flight in the 2007/8 campaign and finished 15th.

The Stadium of Light clash with the Hammers ended in a 2-1 home thanks to 90th minute Andy Reid winner. Freddie Ljungberg had put the visitors ahead on 18 minutes only for

Kenwyne Jones to level 11 minutes later.

Sunderland were again in the lower reaches of the Premier League in the 2008/9 campaign, finishing 16th while the Hammers ended up ninth.

A goal from Valon Behrami gave the Hammers a 1-0 win at the SoL that season.

In the 2009/10 season, Steve Bruce’s Sunderland finished 17th, while Gianfranco Zola’s Hammers dodged relegation by finishing 17th.

The Wearside clash between the sides ended 2-2.

Guillermo Franco and Carlton Cole had the visitors two up but Andy Reid and Kieran Richardson netted to level it up.

Here’s how the teams lined up.

Sunderland: Gordon, Da Silva, Richardson, Cana, Turner, Nosworthy, Malbranque (McCartney), Henderson, Jones, Bent, Reid. Subs not used: Ferdinand, Meyler, Murphy, Healy

West Ham: Green, Tomkins, Iluna, Kovac, Upson, Spector, Collison, Noble, Carlton Cole, Franco (Hines), Behrami (Diamanti). Subs not used: Kurucz, Gabbidon, Jiminez, Faubert, Stanislas.

In 2010/11, West Ham finished bottom, with Sunderland ending up in the heady heights of 10th.

Sunderland won both games against the Hammers, including a final day of the season 3-0 win at Upton Parkfter goals from Bolo Zende, Stephane Sessegnon and Christian Riveros (his only goal for the Black Cats).

The home game was a 1-0 win thanks to a Jordan Henderson goal.

West Ham bounced straight back to the top flight but were beaten 3-0 by Sunderland at the SoL. Goals came from Seb Larsson, Adam Johnson and James McClean.

Here are the teams from that game.

Sunderland: Mignolet, Gardner, Colback, Vaughan, O’Shea, Bramble, Johnson (N’Diaye), Larsson, Fletcher (Wickham), Sessegnon (McFadden), McClean. Subs not used: Westwood, Bardsley, Kilgallon, Campbell.

West Ham: Jaaskelainen, Demel, Potts, Diarra, Collins (Tomkins), Reid, Joe Cole, Collison (Vaz Te), Carlton Cole (Chamakh), Kevin Nolan, Matt Jarvis. Subs not used: Spiegel, Taylor, Diame, O’Neil.

The 2013/14 season ended with Sunderland 14th, one place behind West Ham.

The SoL clash was a 2-1 away win after goals from Andy Carroll and Mohamed Diame, with Adam Johnson netting a consolation.

Last season’s clash was a 1-1 draw. Jordi Gomez had Sudnerland ahead from the spot on 22 minutes but fromer Black Cats loan man Stewart Downing levelled before the half hour.

Here’s how the teams looked.

Sunderland: Pantilimon, Vergini, Reveillere, Cattermole, O’Shea, Brown, Johnson (Alvarez), Larsson, Altidore (Fletcher), Gomez, Wickham. Subs not used: Mannone, Coates, Bridcutt, Rodwell, Buckley.

West Ham: Adrian, Jenkinson, Cresswell, Song, Tomkins, Reid, Downing, Nolan (EValencia), Carroll, Sakho, Kouyate. Subs not used: Jaaskelainen, Collins, Amalfitano, Zarate.