Sunderland are the visitors to the Boleyn Ground on Saturday as West Ham United look to record consecutive home wins in the Barclays Premier League for the first time this season.

The Hammers beat Fulham on home turf to record just a second win in seven league matches in front of their own fans and they will be hoping to make that three against Gus Poyet's side.

Here takes a look back at six memorable home wins over the Mackems.

West Ham United 3-1 Sunderland
Premier League
21 October 2007

The Hammers were ahead as early as the ninth minute when Carlton Cole rose highest to head a George McCartney cross past Craig Gordon.

After half-time Kenwyne Jones pulled his team back level with a firm header which found the bottom corner of the net, but it was ultimately one of his teammates who would concede an unfortunate winner.

Gordon was laid on the turf as a Nolberto Solano effort cannoned off the post and struck his outstretched leg, rolling into the net much to the keeper's despair. It was a killer blow with just 12 minutes left and further misery was heaped on the visitors when Craig Bellamy nipped into score a third in the last few minutes.

West Ham United 2-0 Sunderland
Premier League
22 March 2003

West Ham moved out of the bottom three for the first time in four months with a much needed victory at home to Sunderland.

The attacking trio of Jermain Defoe, Frederic Kanoute and Les Ferdinand gave the Mackems defence the run around as the Hammers took all three points.

Defoe got the first midway through the opening period when he swivelled and placed a shot past Thomas Sorensen. Kanoute replaced the injured Ferdinand at half-time and put the game to bed with a cool finish.


Kanoute runs through to score against Sunderland in 2003

West Ham United 6-0 Sunderland
First Division
11 October 1992

A brace from Mark Robson inspired West Ham to a thumping win over Sunderland in 1992.

There were also goals for Alvin Martin, Martin Allen, Trevor Morley and Kevin Keen as the Wearsiders left east London empty handed.

The emphatic win sent the Hammers up to fifth in the table in a season which they went onto finish second in the league, gaining promotion to the Premier League.

West Ham United 5-0 Sunderland
Second Division
18 October 1989

Eamonn Dolan was the catalyst for a big home win over the Mackems as the Hammers continued their good early season form.

A crowd of just over 20,000 turned up to see Dolan net twice, half of his tally for the season, with three of his teammates also getting in on the act.

Kevin Keen, Martin Allen and Stuart Slater scored a goal apiece to round off a miserable day for their visitors from the North East.

Eamon Dolan

Eamonn Dolan in his playing days with the Hammers

West Ham United 2-0 Sunderland
Second Division
15 September 1979

Starting the day in a perilous 19th position in the table, the Hammers eased their early season struggles with a solid home win against Sunderland.

Jimmy Neighbour and David Cross scored the decisive goals as the home side kept a clean sheet at the other end.

West Ham would ultimately go on to finish the season in seventh whilst Sunderland celebrated promotion after claiming the runners-up spot.

West Ham United 8-0 Sunderland
First Division
19 October 1968

Geoff Hurst ran riot against The Black Cats, netting an incredible double hat-trick as the Hammers recorded a huge win.

Hurst stole the show with six goals of his own but Trevor Brooking and Bobby Moore also managed to get their names on the score sheet.

The striker's haul helped to take him to an impressive 31 goals by the end of the season as he helped fire West Ham to an eighth place finish whilst Sunderland were well below them finishing 17th.