HAM­MERS LEAVE IT LATE

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

AF­TER re­cent trou­bles, po­lice se­cu­rity at the London Sta­dium was yet again beefed up to keep an eye on a po­ten­tially un­ruly crowd – but it is job se­cu­rity which will be the main con­cern for David Moyes af­ter his side fell to yet another de­feat thanks to a late, late Win­ston Reid goal.

It was a sev­enth de­feat in nine Premier League games this sea­son for the Black Cats, but for Slaven Bilic and West Ham the London Sta­dium is start­ing to feel a bit more homely. Reid’s 93rd-minute strike kicked away the frus­tra­tion of the pre­vi­ous 92 min­utes as Dim­itri Payet fi­nally broke down a stub­born Sun­der­land de­fence.

Zaza’s bi­cy­cle kick on the stroke of half time was enough to in­ject some life into the at­mos­phere but it was very much a case of West Ham fail­ing to take their chances and cap­i­talise on their pe­ri­ods of to­tal dom­i­na­tion.

The Ham­mers man­aged to calm Sun­der­land’s at­tacks and take con­trol of pos­ses­sion and un­like in the first half, there was a goal be­fore the fi­nal whis­tle.

Payet picked up a short cor­ner and layed it to cen­tre­back Reid who shim­mied past one be­fore break­ing Pick­ford’s re­solve with the last kick of the game. – The In­de­peb­dent

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