Sunderland win puts Hammers in trouble

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West Ham remain in deep relegation trouble at the foot of the Premier League after a 1-0 defeat to Sunderland.

Jordan Henderson's first league goal of the season for the Black Cats was enough to settle the contest in the 34th minute.

The newly-capped England midfielder finished brilliantly with his left foot after a delightful ball into the middle by Asamoah Gyan.

The result leaves the Hammers three points from safety at the foot of the table, while Sunderland may allow themselves to start thinking about a European place as they leapt into seventh.

Just behind Steve Bruce's men are West Brom who continued their impressive start to the season with a 3-1 win against fellow top-flight new boys Newcastle.

Cameroon midfielder Somen Tchoyi set the Baggies on their way in the 32nd minute before Peter Odemwingie netted a second-half double.

Peter Lovenkrands turned in an injury-time consolation for the Magpies after Albion keeper Scott Carson could only manage to parry an effort from Andy Carroll.

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