Sunderland 1 West Ham 2
West Ham gave Upson and Green a rest for this game and also started with Noble and Cole on the bench.
West Ham took the lead after some good early play when in the 35th minute Piquionne's shot from close range found the bottom right corner of the goal. West Ham however were unable to hold on to the lead for long. Six minutes after losing the goal Sunderland were level after Gyan headed in from five yards from a good Richardson cross.
In the 58th minute West Ham regained the lead after Obinna scored from just inside the penalty area. In the 70th minute Dyer came on for Obinna. In the 78th minute Cole came on for Piquionne and in the 90th minute Noble was brought on for Barrera.
As the half progressed West Ham sat deep and looked to hit Sunderland on the break. In the dying seconds of the game Cole had a really good chance to get his first goal of the season but, after a good run, his shot was easily saved.
A win for West Ham away from home (the first in over a year I think) and goals for Piquionne and Obinna equals a very good result.