Great performance tonight by the Hammers, albeit with a fraught ending after Sunderland pulled one back from their one and only danger man, Adam Johnson.  Stand out performances for me were James Tomkins, Guy Demel and Andy Carroll, but all the lads contributed and worked really hard.  I also really like Noccerino as a player, very tidy and intelligent footballer, love to keep him on next season.  Goals came from Andy and a Mo DIame bouncer, Downing had a couple of chances as well.  Everyone can hold their heads high. 

For their part, Sunderland looked poor for me, the defence looks fragile and without Adam Johnson, there is no threat from out wide.  Cattermole and Ki lack the guile to produce constantly from the middle and I can just see this team easily getting relegated.

Anyway, a great result and one which means we can start to look up not down.

Andy Carroll rises to put us one up….

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