His distribution was poor in the first half but pulled off a fine save just before the break to deny Larsson. Saw little of the ball in the second half bar the odd lofted ball into the box.
Had a tough time against Giaccherini all afternoon but battled away admirably. Will be pleased with his performance.
Dealt with a very energetic Altidore extremely well, stifling the striker throughout.
Had similar troubles with Giaccherini and Bardsley cutting inside but, more often than not, dealt with the threats adequately, although - on occasion - slightly fortuitously.
Put his side ahead in the first half, only for the goal to be dubiously disallowed. It was the only highlight in a fairly erratic performance.
Linked up well with Morrison on occasion and, although his age started to show in the second half, he never stopped running. Replaced by Carlton Cole with 15 minutes remaining.
Another combative display from the midfielder but he was guilty of making the wrong decision when venturing further upfield.
Always looking for the ball, often dropping very deep which on occasion stunted his impact in the final third. Similarly, his love of showing off his quick feet is usually more detrimental than he realises.
A no-frills display, as we have come to expect, from the captain. Did his job and nothing more. As solid as solid can be.
Needs to look up more when sending crosses into the area; time and time again he found no-one and Sunderland were afforded the opportunity to break. Taken off before the hour mark.
His hold-up play is somewhat to be admired but one fears that that is mainly due to his lumbering frame - and he lumbered all game long.
Barely troubled by West Ham's impotent attack.
Coped well with West Ham’s whipped balls in from the wings but struggled against the big frame of Maiga when the home side attacked through the centre.
Enjoyed linking up with Giaccherini and gave the Italian the confidence to burst forward. Impressive.
Solid in defence against an admittedly fairly toothless West Ham attack.
Came very close to breaking the deadlock in the first half and was equally impressive in defence in the second.
An all-round solid display but his concentration is a worry at times. Let the ball slip under his foot on more than one occasion, which affected his side’s momentum in attack.
Enjoyed his day on the left-hand side, often getting the better of Tomkins and McCartney to dink balls into the area – unfortunately, he found West Ham players more regularly than those in yellow shirts.
His distribution was great all game and really seemed to keep a cool head throughout. A pleasant change.
Deliveries from set-pieces were typically of a high standard but his game in open play was often let down by over-hit crosses which resulted in the breakdown of attacks.
Evidently desperate to make an impression but his finishing lets him down too often. Was taken up with 25 minutes to play.
Extremely busy all afternoon, his link-up play with Borini a particular highlight, but ultimately left frustrated by the sturdy West Ham defence. Removed midway through the second half.
Came on with 30 minutes to play but failed to make a significant impact.
Came on just before the hour mark to give his team more impetus in attack, which worked to a degree with a handful of smart passes.
Replaced Joe Cole with 15-or-so minutes remaining but could not assert himself.