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Sunderland   1 - 2   West Ham

West Ham celebrate Victor Obinna's goal

Sunderland 1-2 West Ham

West Ham secured their first away victory since 15 August 2009 as they beat Sunderland to seal a place in the fourth round of the Carling Cup.

The Hammers deservedly took the lead when Victor Obinna fed in Frederic Piquionne, who finished superbly.

Sunderland levelled just before half-time through Asamoah Gyan's near-post header from a Jordan Henderson corner.

But the visitors reclaimed the lead decisively when Obinna finished a superb passing move on the hour.

The victory was nothing less than the men from Upton Park deserved for a calm and controlled display that belied their current position, propping up the rest of the Premier League.

In contrast, Sunderland looked a shadow of the side who battled hard to snatch a point in injury time against Arsenal on Saturday.

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The Black Cats made changes from the weekend but still fielded a strong side, not least in attack where Darren Bent was paired with recent £13m signing Gyan for the first time.

However, the most potent attacking duo on display belonged to the east Londoners.

Piquionne and Obinna combined to put West Ham ahead on 35 minutes - the latter feeding the former, who rounded home keeper Simon Mignolet and finished with aplomb.

However, the Hammers were pinned back just before the break as Henderson's corner was glanced into the net by the head of Gyan.

The visitors were not to be denied though and the impressive Scott Parker combined with Pablo Barrera before the latter picked out Obinna and his low drive found the bottom corner.

Substitute Steed Malbranque had a late effort saved by West Ham keeper Marek Stech as Sunderland fought an ultimately losing battle for parity.

The win is West Ham's first away win in 23 attempts and the first time they have knocked a fellow Premier League side out of the League Cup since 1997.


Sunderland manager Steve Bruce:

"We were flat from the first whistle. I decided to go with mainly what we did against Arsenal, but we looked off it and it was plainly evident to see.

"Obviously the game against Arsenal took a lot out of us. Some of them had run the equivalent of the Great North Run and to try to do it again was difficult.

"I thought West Ham were the better team on the night and we were well beaten."

West Ham manager Avram Grant:

"I am very optimistic about the future of this club. We know what we are doing, we have a vision about this club and I am optimistic about it.

"I believe in the football you saw today. It is good for the confidence of the players that they have a reward from the game.

"It's very important to us to come to a place like this and win the game because the players feel we have played well in the last games."

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Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Carling Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Sunderland 1-2 West Ham FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Gyan 41
  • Piquionne 35
  • Obinna 59

Sunderland

Substitutes

West Ham

Substitutes

Ref: H WebbAtt: 21,907
SUNDERLAND
WEST HAM

Possession

  • Sunderland 45%
  • West Ham 55%

Attempts on target

  • Sunderland 8
  • West Ham 8

Attempts off target

  • Sunderland 7
  • West Ham 9

Corners

  • Sunderland 3
  • West Ham 5

Fouls

  • Sunderland 14
  • West Ham 6
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:20 The referee signals the end of the game.
  • 90:00+2:27 Carlton Cole takes a shot. Save made by Simon Mignolet.
  • 90:00+1:01 Carlton Cole concedes a free kick for a foul on Nedum Onuoha. Direct free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.
  • 89:57 Substitution Mark Noble replaces Pablo Barrera.
  • 83:28 Steed Malbranque takes a shot. Save by Marek Stech.
  • 82:27 Outswinging corner taken by Pablo Barrera from the right by-line, Header by James Tomkins from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
  • 81:24 Foul by Nedum Onuoha on Carlton Cole, free kick awarded. Luis Boa Morte restarts play with the free kick.
  • 80:57 Effort from the edge of the area by Phillip Bardsley goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 79:58 Free kick awarded for a foul by Boudewijn Zenden on Scott Parker. Radoslav Kovac restarts play with the free kick.
  • 79:47 Boudewijn Zenden takes a shot. Scott Parker gets a block in.
  • 77:56 Substitution Frederic Piquionne goes off and Carlton Cole comes on.
  • 75:52 Danny Welbeck concedes a free kick for a foul on Julien Faubert. Free kick taken by Julien Faubert.
  • 74:22 Cristian Riveros challenges Kieron Dyer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Scott Parker.
  • 73:53 Headed effort from the edge of the area by Frederic Piquionne goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 72:52 Unfair challenge on Tal Ben-Haim by Ahmed Elmohamady results in a free kick. Marek Stech restarts play with the free kick.
  • 70:34 Substitution Kieron Dyer joins the action as a substitute, replacing Victor Obinna.
  • 70:34 Substitution Boudewijn Zenden is brought on as a substitute for Jordan Henderson.
  • 68:10 Victor Obinna takes the outswinging corner, Headed effort from inside the area by James Tomkins misses to the left of the target.
  • 66:55 Phillip Bardsley fouled by Manuel da Costa, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jordan Henderson from right wing, save by Marek Stech.
  • 65:14 Ahmed Elmohamady sends in a cross.
  • 64:14 Jordan Henderson takes a shot. Save by Marek Stech.
  • 63:38 Effort from long range by Victor Obinna goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 62:53 Darren Bent produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.
  • 60:28 Substitution Steed Malbranque comes on in place of Asamoah Gyan.
  • 58:52 Pablo Barrera provided the assist for the goal.
  • 58:52 GOAL - Victor ObinnaSunderland 1 - 2 West Ham Victor Obinna gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Sunderland 1-2 West Ham.
  • 58:04 Cristian Riveros challenges Radoslav Kovac unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Parker.
  • 57:48 A cross is delivered by Luis Boa Morte, save by Simon Mignolet.
  • 56:51 A cross is delivered by Pablo Barrera, blocked by Kieran Richardson. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Victor Obinna from the right by-line, Paulo Da Silva manages to make a clearance.
  • 56:09 The assistant referee signals for offside against Frederic Piquionne. Paulo Da Silva takes the indirect free kick.
  • 54:10 Pablo Barrera has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
  • 53:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Victor Obinna by Cristian Riveros. Direct free kick taken by Manuel da Costa.
  • 51:13 Free kick awarded for a foul by Radoslav Kovac on Asamoah Gyan. Free kick taken by Jordan Henderson.
  • 49:56 Asamoah Gyan produces a left-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
  • 48:41 A cross is delivered by Phillip Bardsley, comfortable save by Marek Stech.
  • 47:19 Foul by Manuel da Costa on Danny Welbeck, free kick awarded. Kieran Richardson takes the free kick.
  • 45:58 Pablo Barrera takes a shot. Blocked by Cristian Riveros. Corner taken by Victor Obinna from the right by-line.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:11 The referee calls an end to the first half.
  • 45:00+0:38 Outswinging corner taken by Jordan Henderson.
  • 43:43 Phillip Bardsley challenges Victor Obinna unfairly and gives away a free kick. Victor Obinna crosses the ball in from the free kick, Paulo Da Silva manages to make a clearance.
  • 42:41 Paulo Da Silva challenges Pablo Barrera unfairly and gives away a free kick. Pablo Barrera takes the free kick.
  • 40:43 Assist on the goal came from Jordan Henderson.
  • 40:43 GOAL - Asamoah GyanSunderland 1 - 1 West Ham Asamoah Gyan grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Sunderland 1-1 West Ham.
  • 39:49 Jordan Henderson takes the inswinging corner,
  • 39:49 Substitution (Sunderland) makes a substitution, with Paulo Da Silva coming on for Anton Ferdinand.
  • 37:31 Pablo Barrera takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.
  • 36:50 Danny Welbeck has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
  • 36:15 Shot from 12 yards by Scott Parker. Save by Simon Mignolet.
  • 34:02 The assist for the goal came from Victor Obinna.
  • 34:02 GOAL - Frederic PiquionneSunderland 0 - 1 West Ham Goal scored by Frederic Piquionne from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sunderland 0-1 West Ham.
  • 33:18 Asamoah Gyan takes a shot. Save by Marek Stech.
  • 31:34 Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Welbeck on Julien Faubert. James Tomkins takes the free kick.
  • 29:25 Victor Obinna takes a shot. Save made by Simon Mignolet. Shot by Frederic Piquionne. Save made by Simon Mignolet.
  • 28:43 Cristian Riveros produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
  • 25:59 Nedum Onuoha fouled by Luis Boa Morte, the ref awards a free kick. Phillip Bardsley takes the direct free kick.
  • 24:15 The referee blows for offside against Frederic Piquionne. Free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.
  • 23:50 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tal Ben-Haim by Darren Bent. James Tomkins takes the direct free kick.
  • 22:29 Phillip Bardsley takes a shot. Blocked by Scott Parker. The ball is swung over by Ahmed Elmohamady, blocked by James Tomkins. Corner taken right-footed by Jordan Henderson from the left by-line, Header from close range by Nedum Onuoha misses to the right of the target.
  • 20:39 Kieran Richardson produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
  • 18:11 Danny Welbeck takes a shot. Marek Stech makes a save.
  • 14:56 Darren Bent sends in a cross.
  • Correction - 14:18 Anton Ferdinand challenges Victor Obinna unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Scott Parker, clearance by Phillip Bardsley.
  • 14:18 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Victor Obinna by Anton Ferdinand. Scott Parker takes the free kick.
  • 13:25 Asamoah Gyan takes a shot. Blocked by James Tomkins.
  • 12:31 Ahmed Elmohamady crosses the ball.
  • 11:52 Effort from outside the penalty box by Victor Obinna goes wide left of the target.
  • 9:21 Victor Obinna has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.
  • 8:08 Victor Obinna takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 7:50 Luis Boa Morte fouled by Cristian Riveros, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Parker.
  • 3:53 Shot from outside the penalty box by Victor Obinna goes wide right of the goal.
  • 2:48 Foul by Frederic Piquionne on Phillip Bardsley, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.
  • 2:27 Cristian Riveros concedes a free kick for a foul on Radoslav Kovac. Manuel da Costa takes the direct free kick.
  • 1:07 Victor Obinna takes the inswinging corner, save by Simon Mignolet.
  • 0:00 The referee starts the match.

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