West Ham fans react on Twitter to Sunderland win: "Give Big Sam credit..."

West Ham edged another step closer to Premier League survival with a 2-1 win over a struggling Sunderland side, who now look doomed.

The Hammers were booed off the pitch last week despite beating Hull City 2-1, as fans were unhappy with the brand of football on show from Sam Allardyce's men, but whilst the quality may not have been much better tonight, they are certainly happy with their win.

Goals from Andy Carroll and Mohamed Diame but the Hammers 2-0 up over the Black Cats, and whilst Adam Johnson's goal brought Gus Poyet's men back into the game, West Ham held on to claim a vital three points, taking them on to 37 points - just three away from the 'magic' 40 point mark.

Hammers fans were evidently delighted to pick up their sixth win in the last nine games, praising the fight in the players whilst also singling out Mark Noble, James Tomkins, Stewart Downing, Adrian and even Allardyce for praise on a night where West Ham all but guaranteed their Premier League status for next season.

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