West Ham United 1 Sunderland 0: Black Cats beaten but who scooped man of match gong?

Wahbi Khazri in action for Sunderland AFC
Wahbi Khazri in action for Sunderland AFC
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Sunderland suffered a frustrating afternoon in East London after going down 1-0 to West Ham United.

A Michail Antonio goal in the 30th minute was enough to separate the two sides at Upton Park, with Sunderland missing several second half chances.

John O'Shea in action for Sunderland

John O'Shea in action for Sunderland

Richard Mennear gives his player ratings below:

Sunderland (4-1-4-1)

Vito Mannone: Made a superb save to tip Noble's effort onto the bar. Could have done better with goal but saved from Antonio. Kicking was poor....6

DeAndre Yedlin: Saw more of the ball second half but wasn't much of a threat down the right. Did pull ball back for Rodwell's saved shot. Worked hard defensively.....6

Patrick van Aanholt: It was his mistake for the opening goal, poor clearance initially and then Antonio ghosted past him like he wasn't there....5

John O’Shea (C): Had his hands full with West Ham's dangerous forwards, coped well enough alongside Lamine Kone. Payet kept quiet.....7

Lamine Kone: Not as dominant as recent matches but didn't do much wrong. Kept Emenike quiet.....7

Jan Kirchhoff: One of Sunderland's brighter players, shielded the defence well, won his tackles and looked to play the ball forward quickly. MOM...7

Lee Cattermole: Played in a more advanced midfield role. Defensively he was solid, played some nice through balls but not creative enough. Subbed.....6

Yann M’Vila: Sunderland struggled to maintain possession in midfield. First half M'Vila struggled to impose himself, with Sunderland lacking creativity....6

Wahbi Khazri: Kept swapping wings with N'Doye. Showed flashes first half, hit the crossbar with one free-kick. Showboating late on was poor judgement. Not his day, really....6

Dame N’Doye: Poor from N'Doye. Struggled to maintain possession or find a teammate with a pass. As a result Defoe was stranded up front. Looks better in central role..5

Jermain Defoe: Was feeding off scraps in first half, playing up front by himself. Missed a glorious chance early second half.....6

Subs:
Jack Rodwell (for Cattermole, 65): Had two excellent chances to equalise, first saved by Adrian, second blocked by Byram. Should have scored....6

Subs Not Used: Pickford, Larsson, Borin, Kaboul, Toivonen, Jones
Booked: None
Goals: None

West Ham United (4-2-3-1)
Adrian: 6
Aaron Cresswell: 7
Cheikhou Kouyate: 6
James Collins: 6
Sam Byram: 7
Mark Noble (C): 7
Manuel Lanzini: 6
Angelo Ogbonna: 6
Emmanuel Emenike: 6
Michail Antonio: 7
Dimitri Payet: 6

Subs:
Andy Carroll (for Emenike, 59): 6
Victor Moses (for Lanzini, 65): 6
Pedro Obiang (for Noble, 82): 6

Subs Not Used: Randolph, Song, Obiang, Henry, Oxford.
Booked: Byram (foul, 71),
Goals: Antonio (30)

Referee: Mike Dean (Merseyside) Kept the game flowing, got most big decisions correct....6/10
Attendance: 34,946