Sunday 13 Dec
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On this day - 13 December

Classic match

West Ham United 3-2 Sunderland
Division One
13 December 2003

The Hammers came back from two goals down to defeat Saturday's opponents Sunderland on this day twelve years ago.

Alan Pardew's men went into this game sixth in the Championship whilst the Black Cats were also in promotion contention.

At half-time it looked as though Sunderland would be strengthening their promotion credentials as goals from Jason McAteer and John Oster put them in a commanding position.

But Jermain Defoe hit back with a double of his own before the hour mark to level the game up, then Ian Pearce struck a late winner to leave Sunderland deflated.

Both teams would end the campaign in the Play-Off places, and both would remain in the second tier for another year, with Sunderland losing to Crystal Palace in the semi-final, before the Eagles defeated West Ham at the Millennium Stadium.

Complete record - 13 December

1919 West Ham United 2-0 Coventry City (Division Two)
1924 Everton 1-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1930 West Ham United 2-0 Manchester City (Division One)
1947 West Ham United 3-0 Fulham (Division Two)
1952 West Ham United 5-1 Lincoln City (Division Two)
1958 Manchester City 3-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1969 West Ham United 0-1 Everton (Division One)
1975 Burnley 2-0 West Ham United (Division One)
1980 Blackburn Rovers 0-0 West Ham United (Division Two)
1986 Manchester City 3-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1997 West Ham United 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday (Premier League)
2003 West Ham United 3-2 Sunderland (Division One)
2014 Sunderland 1-1 West Ham United (Premier League)

Played 12, Won 6, Drawn 1, Lost 5, Scored 18, Conceded 13