West Ham 1 Sunderland 0: Match ratings, Black Cats battle and are unlucky to lose

Patrick van Aanholt shadows Manuel Lanzini. Picture by FRANK REID
Patrick van Aanholt shadows Manuel Lanzini. Picture by FRANK REID
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MATCH RATINGS

SUNDERLAND

Jordan Pickford: Couple of good strong early interventions and highly alert in second half when called upon. Unsighted for goal, surely a case of offside for man in front of him? 7

Javier Manquillo: Got forward nicely down the right, almost got in from a neat Ndong ball in first half. 6

John O'Shea: Held the defence together well, no dramas from the veteran centre-half. 6

Lamine Kone: Almost caught out by Zaza early in second half but that apart, solid as a rock. 6

Patrick van Aanholt: Unsteady start but at the heart of Sunderland's best moves though could not make use of a good free-kick opportunity. Very good at the back in second half. 7

Jack Rodwell: Headed over from a Wahbi Khazri free-kick and needless booking in first half though pulled off a fine tackle on Payet late on when French star threatened. 6

Didier Ndong: Unlucky to be booked for a 'foul' on Payat and played Sunderland's pass of first half to Manquillo. Plenty of running. 6

Steven Pienaar: Brought back into starting XI and was part of a battling effort in the middle of the park. 6

Duncan Watmore: A lot of running but little in the way of end product. One nice bit of defensive cover on sub Feghouli. Subbed. 5

Jermain Defoe: Eastend boy booed, despite 41 goals in 105 appearances for Hammers. He had one dangerous first half run though with a weak shot at end of it and fired over in second half. 6

Wahbi Khazri: Could not capitalise on an early second half chance which Adrian saved. Tried audacious shot from his own half with no joy. 6

Subs

Lynden Gooch (for Watmore 75, 6 ): Made a good start but gave ball away when Cats had a good chance to break. 6

Paddy McNair (for Pienaar 80). N/A

Billy Jones (for Khazi 86): N/A

Unused subs: Mika, Papy Djilobodji, George Honeyman, Victor Anichebe

Booked: Rodwell 25, Ndong 27, Pienaar 40, Khazri 83, Manquilo 90

WEST HAM

Adrian 6, Reid 6, Kouyate 6, Ogbonna 6; Antonio 6 (Feghouli 63, 7), Noble 6, Obiang 6, Fernandes 6, Lanzini 7 (Fletcher 84), Payet 7, Zaza 5 (Calleri 69, 6)

Unused subs: Spiegiel, Collins, Fletcher, Nordtveit, Calleri, Oxford

Goal: Reid 90+4

Booked: Fernandes 31, Reid 68

Referee: Bobby Madley. Too many yellow cards. 6

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