Sunderland 2-2 West Ham - Payet equaliser completes fightback

Sunderland 2 - 2 West Ham United

  • 10" Steven Fletcher
  • 22" Jeremain Lens
  • 46" Carl Jenkinson
  • 60" Dimitri Payet

Ref: Neil Swarbrick
Attendance: 42,932

Sunderland Stadium of Light

Sunderland and West Ham drew 2-2 at the Stadium of Light this afternoon.

West Ham United produced a stirring comeback to deny Sunderland a first Premier League win of the season at the Stadium of Light this afternoon.

The Hammers went in to the game with a famed away record this season, having beaten Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City away from home under new manager Slaven Bilic.

However, that stunning record on the road looked like coming to an end early, as Steven Fletcher thrashed the ball home from Yann M'Vila's free-kick.

The Black Cats were then in dreamland as Jeremain Lens went through on goal, and dinked the ball over Adrian and in to the net off the underside of the crossbar.

West Ham did start their revival just before half time, as Carl Jenkinson pulled a goal back from Victor Moses' pass for the Hammers before the break.

Then, goalscorer Lens was sent off for a second yellow card, and just moments later, the Hammers took full advantage with Dimitri Payet scoring an equaliser.

West Ham couldn't find the winner though, meaning both teams ended up with a point in an exciting, action-packed match on Wearside.

Statistics

Sunderland

West Ham United

Possession

44.1%
55.9%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Sunderland

  • Costel Pantilimon
  • John O'Shea
  • Billy Jones
  • DeAndre Yedlin
  • Sebastián Coates
  • Lee Cattermole
  • Ola Toivonen
  • Yann M'Vila
  • Fabio Borini
  • Jeremain Lens
  • Steven Fletcher

Substitutes

  • Patrick van Aanholt
  • Wes Brown
  • Jack Rodwell
  • Sebastian Larsson
  • Jordi Gómez
  • Vito Mannone
  • Jermain Defoe

West Ham United

  • Adrián
  • Winston Reid
  • James Tomkins
  • Carl Jenkinson
  • Aaron Cresswell
  • Dimitri Payet
  • Mark Noble
  • Manuel Lanzini
  • Victor Moses
  • Cheikhou Kouyaté
  • Diafra Sakho

Substitutes

  • Pedro Obiang
  • James Collins
  • Mauro Zárate
  • Reece Oxford
  • Nikica Jelavic
  • Michail Antonio
  • Darren Randolph

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