West Ham - What the Papers Say
The Scotsman says "An inspired double substitution amid cries of "you don't know what you're doing" from manager Alan Curbishley helped West Ham end their three-match losing sequence by beating Sunderland 3-1."
The Telegraph believe West Ham 'shaded the first period' but in the end needed a change of luck to prove that Curbs 'did know what he was doing after all'.
The Guardian believe that Kenwyne Jones and a clutch of his colleagues 'did not deserve to be on the losing team' although West Ham deserved to be ahead at half-time and Bellamy had 'a fine individual performance' for West Ham.
The Independent say that "for a period of 20 minutes in the second half after Kenwyne Jones' equaliser, Alan Curbishley's side conspired to throw this game away ... The game's crucial moment was Robert Green's save from Grant Leadbitter's shot just before the hour which, with the score at 1-1, Alan Curbishley called "match-winning"."
The Mail say Sunderland deserved a point and that "Green made a save worthy of an England call-up when he tipped Grant Leadbitter's leftfoot strike on to a post."