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Football: Sunderland beat Stoke to move out of bottom three

Published on Jan 30, 2014 9:53 AM
 
Stoke City's Ryan Shawcross (top right) and Sunderland's Fabio Borini fight for the ball during their English Premier League football match at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, northern England January 29, 2014. Sunderland moved out of the bottom three in the English Premier League for the first time since August with a 1-0 win over Stoke City on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SUNDERLAND, United Kingdom (AFP) - Sunderland moved out of the bottom three in the English Premier League for the first time since August with a 1-0 win over Stoke City on Wednesday.

Adam Johnson's 17th-minute goal continued the club's good run under Gustavo Poyet which has seen them lose only one of their last eight league games and also reach the League Cup final.

Stoke, though, are on a desperate run with five defeats in their last six league games and a winless run away from home stretching to 10 games.

As a result, they are fifth from bottom and only three points above the relegation zone.

 
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