Black Cats climb out of relegation zone

Jermain Defoe celebrating a second-half turnaround that pushed Sunderland out of the relegation zone, following a 3-2 Premier League home win over Chelsea and Newcastle's 0-0 draw at Aston Villa. Nemanja Matic struck just before the break after Wahbi
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Jermain Defoe celebrating a second-half turnaround that pushed Sunderland out of the relegation zone, following a 3-2 Premier League home win over Chelsea and Newcastle's 0-0 draw at Aston Villa. Nemanja Matic struck just before the break after Wahbi Khazri had cancelled out Diego Costa's opener. But Fabio Borini and Defoe completed the comeback in a four-minute spell.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 08, 2016, with the headline 'Black Cats climb out of relegation zone'. Print Edition | Subscribe