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Summary

  1. Fletcher scores header and with late finish
  2. Brown scores sixth PL own goal
  3. Gomez scores with low diagonal strike
  4. Van Aanholt off with injured shoulder

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By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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Four goals, a sending off and an angry Neil Warnock - all he needs is Ed Sheeran to pop up on the radio on the way home. The football express does not end here, though, with Champions League swinging into focus tomorrow.

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Manager reaction

Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland

A few more words from Neil Warnock before we sign off: "I am just deflated at the moment. I just want to talk about my team. In 35 seconds they could have been down to 10 men. Decisions change games. We want consistency, we want top class referees to get top class decisions right. It is not happening for us at the moment.

"I was told we should appeal for penalties a lot more. But why should we have to appeal? If someone kicks your shin they should be given. I don't understand what is going off at the moment but we just have to keep going."

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Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland

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Manager reaction

Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet on Sky Sports: "The win means a lot, more than anyone can think. It was a difficult couple of weeks, where it looked like everything we had done earlier in the season was thrown away. Sometimes it is not about playing nice, it is about the basics.

"I didn't know if it was a penalty or not, but after seeing Mr Warnock talking to people and information from the top, maybe you think we were lucky for once, it was time. It was a difficult situation for the referee, it was the beginning of the game, a long flick forward.

"Fletch has been outstanding after a little spell out of team, he came back really strong showing why he is so important for us, and it is every day, In training, he was quick, fast, linking well, on fire in the shooting sessions."

Manager reaction

Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland

More from Sunderland boss Gus Poyet: "Sunderland know how to play ugly. They know sometimes not to try and overplay. After the goal we got better, we passed the ball better and created more chances. We showed the understanding of how to win the game.

"This result is a confirmation that I knew we were better than the Southampton game. We feel like we are a proper team today.

"I couldn't believe we scored another own goal. Wes Brown could not believe it himself. I don't know if you can train that out of players but we need to get back to basics."

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Antoine V: So doomed Sunderland are only 6 points from Arsenal!

Rian Hoskins: If they can keep Steven Fletcher fit, Sunderland should be fine in the long term. Palace on the other hand are in some trouble.

Manager reaction

Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet, speaking to BBC Sport: "I am pleased because it was a day that was all about winning, fighting, playing ugly when you have to and pass when you have to. We scored three goals but Julian Speroni made a couple of good saves as well.

"We were a little stronger going forward and believed in creating chances. We got lucky, because I think probably the penalty at the beginning looks like it was.

"It was tough [for Palace]. The first minute of the game. Everyone told me it was a penalty, I didn't see it but sometimes you need a bit of luck."

Manager reaction

Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland

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More from Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock: "I thought we started the second half really well but it is a cruel game sometimes.

"We are down tonight but we have to go again tomorrow. We are distraught tonight, everyone is asking why we don't get decisions and nobody seems to know.

"We go to Old Trafford next and everyone is expecting us to get battered, but we will pick ourselves up for it."

Manager reaction

Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland

Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock, speaking to BBC Sport: "It is a cruel game football. We have ended up losing 3-1 which on paper looks a poor defeat but I can't fault the lads tonight but decisions change games.

"You don't get a clearer penalty that Fraizer Campbell's. The referee was in a good position but he said he didn't see it and I find it very difficult how he did not see that. To say we are not getting decisions is an understatement.

"What can you say to them? They go to another game Saturday and they will not worry about Palace. There are too many mistakes. You have to give penalties, you have to be brave to give penalties and they don't seem to be doing that at the moment."

Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland

I'll tell you something, Neil Warnock is not best pleased. His quotes coming up shortly...

Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland

Former Sunderland defender Gary Bennett on BBC Radio 5 live: "At Premier League level you need someone who can score goals and you saw work rate, touch and quality finishing from Steve Fletcher tonight."

Player reaction

Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland

Steven Fletcher celebrates
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Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher, who scored twice, speaking to BBC Sport: "It was a great performance from us with the past two games we had. We are glad we got the three points and put in the performance as well. I had three chances and took two of them so I am happy with that.

"Luck has not been going our way so when the own goal went in the heads went down and Palace got on top but we picked up again. The manager will be delighted. Everyone wanted a reaction. We have a massive game next week [against Everton] so we will go into that with confidence."

Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland

BBC Sport's Steve Claridge at Selhurst Park

"On the evidence of tonight I am worried for Palace, I was disappointed with them tonight. They have played a lot better when I have seen them previously this season."

How things change

Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland

Sunderland leap up to 15th with that win and onto 11 points, just three behind seventh-place Liverpool. Crystal Palace, meanwhile, drop to 17th and are outside the relegation zone on goal difference. Things look a lot rosier for Sunderland now, but Palace fans might be looking over their shoulders a bit after a fourth game without a win.

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Freddy Harper-Davis: It is the new 3rd kit that has done it.

James Simpson: Wow Palace are bad without Pulis

Edward Hamilton: Hugely disappointing. Poor performance but yet AGAIN we've been let down by shoddy refereeing.

Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland

BBC Sport's Steve Claridge at Selhurst Park

"It has been a good and interesting night of football. I have enjoyed it but at times the quality has been sadly lacking.

"I thought Sunderland put in a professional performance. They did not come here and amaze - both teams under-performed in possession - but they stuck in the game, maintained their shape and were very clinical in front of goal."

Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland

This will be a strange feeling for Sunderland fans, a first win at the 21st attempt on a Monday night. It is also a first win at Selhurst Park since 1995.

FULL-TIME

Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland

Wes Brown and teammate Costel Pantilimon embrace at full time
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A few boos ring out around Selhurst Park as the full-time whistle goes, but not in the away end as some 2,200 Sunderland fans applaud a professional performance from their side. They move out of the relegation zone.

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Don't forget that the Radio 5 live football social will be starting any moment- discussing, among other things, the match at Selhurst Park and the burning question of atmosphere at footy grounds, a hot talking point on the back of comments made by Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho over the weekend.

You can call on 0500 909 693, text 85058 or tweet @bbc5live

Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland

BBC Sport's Steve Claridge at Selhurst Park

"You give Steven Fletcher chances and he will finish them - the only question is how many chances Sunderland will fashion for him this season."

GOAL

Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland - Steven Fletcher

Steven Fletcher scores
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Steven Fletcher celebrates with teammates
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Game over for Crystal Palace who are caught out in their desperate effort to snatch an equaliser. Liam Bridcutt races forward, puts Steven Fletcher in clear space and the striker makes no mistake. Gus Poyet stands with his arms outstretched.

Crystal Palace 1-2 Sunderland

Jordi Gomez relieves some of the pressure by hoofing the ball into the Crystal Palace half. Just two minutes left for Palace to find something...

Crystal Palace 1-2 Sunderland

Scott Dann is up in attack as Crystal Palace throw players into the Sunderland half. Jason Puncheon dribbles into the area but Lee Catttermole deflects his cross behind for a corner, which Costel Pantilimon catches.

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TheGuyNextDoor: hoping this white kit becomes a regular for away games, seem to be lucky tonight #SAFC

Chelsea Warrior: A quarter of the season gone and we are been treated with a relegation scrap? I love english football. #bbcfootball

Crystal Palace 1-2 Sunderland

Costel Pantilimon takes his time once again over a kick but when he does kick it up field Crystal Palace come forward quickly as Wilfreid Zaha has a shot charged down. Five minutes of stoppage time for Palace to find an equaliser.

Crystal Palace 1-2 Sunderland

Guy Mowbray

BBC Match of the Day commentator at Selhurst Park

"Jedinak kicked back - and when Neil Warnock watches that again I do not think he will be able too much about that one.

"Sunderland have had one league win here in 33 years but their poor record here might be about to change."

RED CARD for Mile Jedinak

Crystal Palace 1-2 Sunderland

Mile Jedinak makes a tackle
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Mile Jedinak leaves the field
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It goes from bad to worse for Crystal Palace as Mile Jedinak is shown a second yellow for kicking back at Jordi Gomez after the two tangled when battling for the ball. Replays show Neil Warnock probably cannot have too many complaints about the sending off.

Crystal Palace 1-2 Sunderland

BBC Sport's Steve Claridge at Selhurst Park

"You can understand why he has gone down but it is not an elbow in the face. He has pushed him away with his arm."

LAST FIVE

Crystal Palace 1-2 Sunderland

Anthony Reveillere is down clutching his nose for Sunderland after being caught by Yannick Bolasie but Crystal Palace press on with their attacks. Eventually, Phil Dowd intervenes to stop play so Reveillere can be treated.

Crystal Palace 1-2 Sunderland

BBC Sport's Steve Claridge at Selhurst Park

"Jordi Gomez has a lovely touch, he is very assured on the ball. What a big goal - his first for Sunderland - it will be if it stays like this."

SUBSTITUTION

Crystal Palace 1-2 Sunderland

Crystal Palace have to go for it, and that is reflected in Neil Warnock's substitution. Off goes defender Brede Hangeland with forward Dwight Gayle replacing him.

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Ian Marks: Crystal Palace finding out what happens to premier league sides under Neil Warnock. Relegation.

SUBSTITUTION

Crystal Palace 1-2 Sunderland

Gus Poyet makes another change as Will Buckley comes off and Liam Bridcutt, a holding midfielder, replaces him. Gus Poyet shoring things up for the final, nervy 10 minutes it seems.

Crystal Palace 1-2 Sunderland

BBC Sport's Steve Claridge at Selhurst Park

"It was a wonderful finish. I thought Gomez had wasted the opportunity. He waited for it to run all the way across his body and then hit it diagonally. It was a marvellous finish, he gave the keeper no chance and it was another bolt from the blue by Sunderland.

"This is a big game in the scheme of things and to win it could make a big difference."

GOAL

Crystal Palace 1-2 Sunderland - Jordi Gomez

Jordi Gomez scores
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Jordi Gomez celebrates
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Well how about this? Sunderland may not need Jozy Alitdore to get them a goal as Jordi Gomez regains the lead with 12 minutes left. Will Buckley runs across the edge of the area, passes to Gomez, who fires in a low shot from outside the box. Sunderland on their way out of the relegation zone?

SUBSTITUTION

Crystal Palace 1-1 Sunderland

Gus Poyet looks on
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Sunderland boss Gus Poyet makes a change as Connor Wickham is replaced by Jozy Altidore. Just the man to bring on when you need a goal...

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Don't forget that the Radio 5 live football social will be on after the game - discussing, among other things, the match at Selhurst Park and the burning question of atmosphere at footy grounds, a hot talking point on the back of comments made by Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho over the weekend.

You can call on 0500 909 693, text 85058 or tweet @bbc5live

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Mitch Mansfield: Wes Brown moves level w/ R. Ferdinand, P. Jagielka & D. Mountfield on 6 PL OGs. 1 off J. Carragher & Z. Knight, 4 off R. Dunne. #bbcfootball

YELLOW CARD

Crystal Palace 1-1 Sunderland

Phil Dowd is a busy man now as he reaches for a yellow card after a foul by Lee Cattermole on Marouane Chamakh.