Classic Match

21 February 1970
Sunderland 0-1 West Ham United
League Division One

A crowd of 16,900 turned out at Roker Park hoping to watch their relegation-threatened side give their hopes of avoiding the drop a boost.

But they were left disappointed by the Hammers, who ensured they would make the long journey home a happy one with a 1-0 victory.

The Hammers didn't have too much to celebrate on their travels that season, with only four away wins to show for their efforts.

This two-point haul was secured courtesy of a Geoff Hurst goal, while a backline marshalled expertly by Bobby Moore helped record a vital clean sheet.

The victory left West Ham 17th in the Division One table - a position they would occupy at the end of the campaign, with 36 points from 42 starts, 10 more than Sunderland who would suffer relegation as the second-bottom finishers.

Complete Record - 21 February

2012 Blackpool 1-4 West Ham United (Championship)
2011 West Ham United 5-1 Burnley (FA Cup fifth round)
2009 Bolton Wanderers 2-1 West Ham United (Premier League)
2004 Norwich City 1-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1998 Bolton Wanderers 1-1 West Ham United (Premier League)
1996 West Ham United 2-0 Newcastle United (Premier League)
1993 West Ham United 0-0 Newcastle United (Division One)
1987 Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 West Ham United (FA Cup fifth round)
1984 West Ham United 2-4 Watford (Division One)
1981 West Ham United 4-2 Cambridge United (Division Two)
1976 West Ham United 1-2 Derby County (Division One)
1970 Sunderland 0-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1959 Blackburn Rovers 1-2 West Ham United (Division One)
1953 Rotherham United 1-1 West Ham United (Division Two)
1931 Blackburn Rovers 1-0 West Ham United (Division One)

Played 15, Won 6, Drawn 5, Lost 4, Scored 26, Conceded 18

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