• Andy Carroll scored as West Ham won 2-1 at Sunderland on Monday night
  • The scene was set for a crucial game
  • Carroll was soon in the thick of the action
  • Gus Poyet knew it was a huge game for his Sunderland side
  • Carroll heads off to celebrate after nodding West Ham in front after just nine minutes
  • West Ham's Sam Allardyce looks on from the sidelines
  • Heads up: Fabio Borini wins the ball unchallenged
  • Mohamed Diame doubled the visitors' lead at the start of the second half
  • But Adam Johnson gave the home side hope with this strike to make it 2-1
  • Stewart Downing evades Marcos Alonso's challenge
  • Poyet appeals desperately as time ticks away
  • It was not to be for Sunderland, who remain deep in the relegation zone, four points from safety

Sunderland 1 West Ham 2

Andy Carroll scored as West Ham won 2-1 at Sunderland on Monday night