Sunderland Match Preview Part 2

Last updated : 20 April 2002 By Mike Reich
With four wins out of the past six, as well as a draw, the Hammers will be confident going into this home fixture - but will have to avoid complatency against a side who have an impressive record at Upton Park.

The Hammers should be able to field a very strong side, with only one first teamer absent - Paolo di Canio, who is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

David James should therefore line up in goal, shielded by this season's regular back four of Schemmel, Repka, Dailly and Winterburn - who will probably replace Vladimir Labant at left back.

After a fantastic performance in midfield for England in midweek, Joe Cole returns to the centre of midfield, with Michael Carrick playing alongside him despite picking up a minor knock when playing for the Under-21s. Fellow England star Trevor Sinclair will line up on the left, with Steve Lomas balancing out the midfield on the right.

Jermain Defoe will partner Fredi Kanoute up front, in place of the injured Paolo di Canio.

The result is not a foregone conclusion, when Sunderland's previous encounters at Upton Park are taken into account. Indeed, Sunderland won this fixture last season, and the boys will have to work hard to enure that they don't repeat this feat for a second season, and allow the Northerners to do the first double over us under Glenn Roeder.

Overall, Sunderland have won only 1 less game than the Irons at the Boleyn ground, but the Hammers will be looking to widen that gap. If they do, then the Hammers will remain in 7th place at the end of proceedings today, and will instill some extra confidence into the team going into the next two tricky fixtures away to Arsenal and Newcastle.

At West Ham (28)At Sunderland (30)Overall (58 matches)
West Ham932.14Sunderland1653.33West Ham1729.31
Sunderland828.57West Ham826.67Sunderland2441.38
West Ham572.04Sunderland551.83West Ham931.6
Sunderland401.43West Ham361.2Sunderland951.64
Highest Aggregate8West Ham 8 - 0Sunderland1968/1969
Highest West Ham score:8West Ham 8 - 0Sunderland1968/1969
Highest Sunderland score:6Sunderland 6 - 0West Ham1976/1977
2001/2002Sat 01 DecSunderland1 - 0West HamPremiership
2000/2001Sat 17 FebSunderland0 - 1West HamF.A. Cup
Sat 13 JanWest Ham0 - 2SunderlandPremiership
Tue 05 SepSunderland1 - 1West HamPremiership
1999/2000Sat 06 MaySunderland1 - 0West HamPremiership
Sun 24 OctWest Ham1 - 1SunderlandPremiership
1996/1997Sat 28 DecWest Ham2 - 0SunderlandPremiership
Sun 08 SepSunderland0 - 0West HamPremiership
1992/1993Sat 27 FebSunderland0 - 0West HamLeague Division One
Sun 11 OctWest Ham6 - 0SunderlandLeague Division One
1991/1992Wed 26 FebWest Ham2 - 3SunderlandF.A. Cup
Sat 15 FebSunderland1 - 1West HamF.A. Cup
1989/1990Sat 24 MarSunderland4 - 3West HamSecond Division
Wed 18 OctWest Ham5 - 0SunderlandSecond Division
1984/1985Sat 20 AprSunderland0 - 1West HamFirst Division
Sat 17 NovWest Ham1 - 0SunderlandFirst Division
1983/1984Sat 14 AprWest Ham0 - 1SunderlandFirst Division
Sat 19 NovSunderland0 - 1West HamFirst Division
1982/1983Sat 09 AprWest Ham2 - 1SunderlandFirst Division
Sat 04 SepSunderland1 - 0West HamFirst Division
1981/1982Tue 04 MayWest Ham1 - 1SunderlandFirst Division
Sat 05 SepSunderland0 - 2West HamFirst Division
1979/1980Mon 12 MaySunderland2 - 0West HamSecond Division
Sat 15 SepWest Ham2 - 0SunderlandSecond Division
1978/1979Sat 10 FebWest Ham3 - 3SunderlandSecond Division
Sat 30 SepSunderland2 - 1West HamSecond Division
1976/1977Sat 05 MarSunderland6 - 0West HamFirst Division
Sat 25 SepWest Ham1 - 1SunderlandFirst Division
1969/1970Sat 21 FebSunderland0 - 1West HamFirst Division
Sat 25 OctWest Ham1 - 1SunderlandFirst Division
1968/1969Sat 21 DecSunderland2 - 1West HamFirst Division
Sat 19 OctWest Ham8 - 0SunderlandFirst Division
1967/1968Wed 24 AprWest Ham1 - 1SunderlandFirst Division
Sat 09 SepSunderland1 - 5West HamFirst Division
1966/1967Sat 11 FebWest Ham2 - 2SunderlandFirst Division
Sat 01 OctSunderland2 - 4West HamFirst Division
1965/1966Wed 01 SepSunderland2 - 1West HamFirst Division
Mon 23 AugWest Ham1 - 1SunderlandFirst Division
1964/1965Sat 13 MarWest Ham2 - 3SunderlandFirst Division
Sat 20 FebSunderland3 - 2West HamFirst Division
1931/1932Sat 30 AprSunderland2 - 0West HamFirst Division
Sat 19 DecWest Ham2 - 2SunderlandFirst Division
1930/1931Sat 25 AprWest Ham0 - 3SunderlandFirst Division
Sat 20 DecSunderland6 - 1West HamFirst Division
1929/1930Sat 12 AprSunderland4 - 2West HamFirst Division
Sat 07 DecWest Ham1 - 1SunderlandFirst Division
1928/1929Sat 27 AprSunderland4 - 1West HamFirst Division
Sat 15 DecWest Ham3 - 3SunderlandFirst Division
1927/1928Mon 02 JanSunderland3 - 2West HamFirst Division
Thu 01 SepWest Ham2 - 4SunderlandFirst Division
1926/1927Sat 12 FebSunderland2 - 3West HamFirst Division
Sat 25 SepWest Ham1 - 2SunderlandFirst Division
1925/1926Sat 03 AprWest Ham3 - 2SunderlandFirst Division
Sat 21 NovSunderland4 - 1West HamFirst Division
1924/1925Sat 25 AprSunderland1 - 1West HamFirst Division
Sat 20 DecWest Ham4 - 1SunderlandFirst Division
1923/1924Sat 01 SepWest Ham0 - 1SunderlandFirst Division
Sat 25 AugSunderland0 - 0West HamFirst Division