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Sunderland seals EPL escape

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Friday, May 09, 2014

SUNDERLAND, England - Sunderland completed their great escape from what had seemed certain relegation when a 2-0 win at home to West Bromwich Albion yesterday ensured they'd 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 achieved as the Black Cats won four Premier League matches in a row for the first time since December 2000.

"I don't know if you will see something similar ever again," Poyet told Sky Sports.

"We are the second team in the Premier League to be bottom at Christmas and stay up.








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