HAMMERS LEAVE IT LATE
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