Allardyce relieved to see West Ham rewarded

Defeats to the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal in recent weeks came about despite solid displays, with West Ham's early-season form having been somewhat undone by the disappointing run.

That sequence looked set to be extended against struggling Sunderland until Diafra Sakho's late winner proved the difference at Upton Park.

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