Classic match

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

Carlton Cole was on target on this day seven years ago as West Ham United left it late to defeat Sunderland 3-1.

Cole's ninth minute header from a George McCartney cross, which looped over Craig Gordon in the visitors' goal, gave West Ham an interval lead, although Sunderland came roaring back after half time.

Roy Keane's side were level six minutes after the game's resumption, when Kenwyne Jones rose highest to meet Grant Leadbitter's cross with a downward header which gave Rob Green no chance.

Leadbitter then struck the post, but West Ham introduced Luis Boa Morte and Nolberto Solano from the bench, and the pair combined to retake the lead 12 minutes from time, Solano's shot striking the base of the post and finding the net via the heel of the unfortunate Gordon.

In injury time Craig Bellamy made sure of the points when he drilled home following a Boa Morte cut back.

Complete record - 21 October

1922 West Ham United 2-0 Blackpool (Division Two)
1933 Millwall 2-2 West Ham United (Division Two)
1950 West Ham United 0-0 Leicester City (Division Two)
1961 Fulham 2-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1972 Manchester City 4-3 West Ham United (Division One)
1978 West Ham United 1-1 Stoke City (Division Two)
1989 Port Vale 2-2 West Ham United (Division Two)
1995 West Ham United 1-1 Blackburn Rovers (Premier League)
2000 West Ham United 1-2 Arsenal (Premier League)
2007 West Ham United 3-1 Sunderland (Premier League)

Played 10, Won 2, Drawn 5, Lost 3, Scored 15, Conceded 15