West Ham 0 Sunderland 3
Avram Grant is gone but the same old dodgy West Ham defence was on display today. It could have been 3-3 in the opening ten minutes. Both Sears and Hitzlsperger forced saves from Mignolet in goal, whilst at the other Green was also very busy.
In the thirteenth minute Zenden headed over Green from 13 yards to give Sunderland the lead. That was the cue for a spirited West Ham fight back in the last game of the season. A cue that West Ham fluffed once again.
In the most part West Ham looked sloppy and resigned to defeat after the Sunderland goal. However in the last couple of minutes of the half West Ham did manage to show a little fight. First Collison did well to get his head to a Sears cross, only to head wide from 7 yards. Then Hines gathered a Piquionne cross and forced a good save from Mignolet from 7 yards.
It took Sunderland just ten minutes of the second half to get their second. In the 49th minute Collison forced another save from Mignolet from a freekick but within 30 seconds Sessegnon received the ball on the halfway line and was incredibly able to run unchallenged straight at the West Ham goal before shooting and scoring from 20 yards.
Keen responded to the second goal by bringing on Obinna and Jacobsen for Hines and Tomkins. Shortly after Parker was brought on for Boa Morte. That substitution was probably the highlight of the second half for West Ham.
The season was rounded off with almost the last kick of the game when Riveros scored from 10 yards, with five West Ham players in the box standing frozen to the spot.
Well we didn't learn anything new this afternoon. The game confirmed that this side isn't good enough for the Premier League and needs strengthening in every department.
The West Ham fans were in magnificent form and you have to say they were let down spectacularly once again by the players on the pitch.