Premier League 2

Sunderland beat West Ham to help relegation fight

6 Feb 2018
West Ham v Sunderland, PL2

Lee Connelly's first-half goal seals victory as Black Cats remain outside the relegation zone

Lee Connelly struck from 20 yards out to give Sunderland a 1-0 win over West Ham United at Dagenham to boost their hopes of avoiding relegation from Division 1.

Connelly's 13th-minute goal, which curled into the top corner, was enough to keep the Black Cats in 10th place - a point and a place ahead of Tottenham Hotspur, who have a match in hand.

Sunderland goalkeeper Jason Steele made a string of saves, including one from the Hammers' deadline-day signing Oladapo Afolayan on his debut, while Marcus Browne rattled the visitors' post late on.

West Ham remain in sixth, five points behind fifth-placed Everton.

See: West Ham report | Sunderland report

Next fixtures

West Ham: 12 Feb v Spurs (H) PL2
Sunderland: 11 Feb v Exeter (A) PL Cup

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