Football: Sunderland seal great escape and stay up
Published on May 8, 2014 6:04 AM
SUNDERLAND (AFP) - Sunderland completed their great escape from what had seemed certain relegation when a 2-0 win at home to West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, ensured they would be playing Premier League football next season.
First-half goals from Jack Colback and Fabio Borini saw Sunderland to their fourth successive win, a result that took the north-east side five points clear of the relegation zone ahead of Sunday's final round of matches.
Victory for Gus Poyet's men all but relegated Norwich, who have only a slim mathematical chance of not joining already-down Cardiff and Fulham in the second-tier Championship next season.
A few weeks earlier Uruguayan manager Poyet said his side needed a "miracle" to stay up but that was duly achieved as the Black Cats won four Premier League matches in a row for the first time since December 2000.
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