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Summary

  1. Sunderland XI: Mannone, Yedlin, Van Aarnholt, Kaboul, Kone, Kirchhoff, Cattermole, M’Vila, Borini, Khazri, Defoe.
  2. Everton XI: Robles, Baines, Funes Mori, Stones, Pennington, Barry, McCarthy, Cleverley, Barkley, Mirallas, Lukaku.
  3. Sunderland safe from relegation with a win

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By Phil Dawkes

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

Sunderland 3-0 Everton

Joy unbound at the Stadium of Light. The Black Cats are staying up. Newcastle and Norwich are gone.

Big Sam punches the air. Job done.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Sunderland 3-0 Everton

Everton are definitely going to end with nothing. Kevin Mirallas draws a superb save from Joel Robles with a shot on the turn. From the resulting corner, the ball falls to Romelu Lukaku, who smashes a shot against the bar.

Mirallas then has another chance as he runs away down the right but lifts his shot over the keeper and past the far post.

Sunderland 3-0 Everton

Everton are going to end with nothing. Leon Osman has a chance to claim at least a consolation goal but he heads wide despite being unmarked from a corner. 

Sunderland 3-0 Everton

Jermain Defoe almost slaps a cherry on top. He weaves into the box and finds an angle to shoot but Joel Robles saves with his legs.

Five minutes added. Five minutes for Sunderland to wait until the party can truly start.

Sunderland 3-0 Everton

'Are you watching Newcastle?' sing the Sunderland fans. I suspect they've not been watching since the 38th minute. Unless they really are gluttons for punishment.

Sunderland 3-0 Everton

These are two teams playing the remaining time out. Everton come forward but even with a mis-kick from the back that loops the ball high into the sky there is no pressure on Vito Mannone as he comes out to claim.

Sunderland 3-0 Everton

Kevin Kilbane

Ex-Everton winger on BBC Radio 5 live

"Great achievement for Sam Allardyce, turning Sunderland's fortunes around. He has come in and lifted the club spirits. For Roberto Martinez it is another really poor season and there will be a lot of questions asked of him this weekend."

SUBSTITUTION

Sunderland 3-0 Everton

Duncan Watmore is going to get a taste of the fun. He comes on for Wahbi Khazri, who rightly gets a standing ovation for the shift he has put in.

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Michael: If Sunderland treated a whole season like a relegation run-in, they could pull off a Leicester next season!

SUBSTITUTION

Sunderland 3-0 Everton

Tom Cleverley (I forgot he was playing) is replaced by Leon Osman. I think both teams just want the final whistle not, for very different reasons.

Sunderland 3-0 Everton

We have an intruder on the pitch. Big Sam does not look happy. Yes, it is a great night for the Black Cats but you can surely enjoy it from your seat?

SUBSTITUTION

Sunderland 3-0 Everton

Off goes Lee Cattermole - who is on a booking - and on comes John O'Shea. Sunderland shutting up shop. Job done.

Sunderland 3-0 Everton

Vito Mannone rises to the occasion again, this time to save a glancing header from Gareth Barry from a corner. 

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Francis L: Big Sam does not get relegated.

Neil Taylor: A Norwich fan in USA dismayed by Everton performance. Stones and Barkley in England squad? Surely on reputation not form.

Sunderland 3-0 Everton

Romelu Lukaku's drought continues as his low shot from the edge of the box is blocked by Kone (who else?!).

SUBSTITUTION

Sunderland 3-0 Everton

Jan Kirchhoff is withdrawn with Sebastian Larsson coming on. The German player gets a huge ovation. What a signing he has been. 

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Ian Funnell: The Martinez myth well and truly busted. Everton are shocking .

Colin Fallon: Can't wait for Sunderland to win the Premier League next year. 

YELLOW CARD

Sunderland 3-0 Everton

The inevitable. Lee Cattermole is in the book for a foul near his own box. It results in a really good chance for Everton as Funes Mori rises unmarked for a header that Vito Mannone claws behind. The defender should have scored.

Sunderland 3-0 Everton

Save! Robles does really well to deny Defoe with a diving save after the striker had collected the ball in the box, got it out of his feet and fired on target.

Sunderland 3-0 Everton

Leighton Baines looks to conjure something for his side with a free-kick from the left but his delivery is headed away by Younes Kaboul. He and Kone are having storming games.

Sunderland 3-0 Everton

Sunderland could rack up a rugby score here. DeAndre Yedlin's ball flies across the face of goal with Jermain Defoe desperately trying to reach it. Everton are shot.

Sunderland 3-0 Everton

This has been another pretty miserable showing from Everton. They surrendered at Leicester at the weekend and this is pretty much the same story. 

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Richard Cohen: Dear Premier League season, Please end. Regards, All Everton fans.

Sumeer Rawal: Sunderland have done it again! Is Big Sam a Tony Pulis in disguise? Relegation survival at its finest.

FPL Oligarch: Big Sam... the legend continues.

Sunderland 3-0 Everton

Sunderland are enjoying themselves now. Hard to imagine there were any nerves at all in the early stages of this game. 

Sunderland 3-0 Everton

Kevin Kilbane

Ex-Everton winger on BBC Radio 5 live

"I spoke about the quality of Wahbi Khazri. He is almost shooting from the corner and causes so many problems for Robles. Kone is two yards out and it is a tap-in."

GOAL - Sunderland 3-0 Everton

Lamine Kone

Surely that is game over and relegation battle over! Jermain Defoe goes close with a chip over Robles that Matthew Pennington has to scamper back to clear off the line for a corner. But from the resulting set-piece, Robles is forced to claw the ball away from Wahbi Khazri's delivery before the ball is lashed home from close range by that man Kone again.

Lamine Kone
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Sunderland 2-0 Everton

Everton enjoying a spell of possession inside the Sunderland half but they are doing little with it. The home fans continue to roar their side forward.

Sunderland 2-0 Everton

Close! Sunderland swing over a corner to the near post and it is met by a glancing header from Jan Kirchhoff that sends the ball fizzing past the far post.

Sunderland 2-0 Everton

Early chance for Everton. Gareth Barry heads a free-kick back across goal from the byline and the ball is met by the head of Matthew Pennington, but his effort is saved by Vito Mannone.

SUBSTITUTION

Sunderland 2-0 Everton

Everton had to do something. That something is the removal of Ross Barkley - who offered nothing in the first half - and Aaron Lennon's introduction.

KICK-OFF

Sunderland 2-0 Everton

We are back under way.

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Anonymity: Sunderland's salvation could mean Martinez's personal relegation from the Premier League. 

Derek Bish: Well, Kone got hold of that one! May have killed Robles if he'd got in the way of it 

Alex Yates: Forget Vardy's party, I want to go to big Sam's party! 

Sunderland 2-0 Everton

Kevin Kilbane

Ex-Everton winger on BBC Radio 5 live

"The first goal goes in and Everton crumble and they were defensively poor for the second. Sunderland couldn't do any more. It was a brilliant half - they have done everything Sam Allardyce required from them."

HALF-TIME

Sunderland 2-0 Everton

Sunderland are nearly there. They have a firm hold on this game thanks to two defenders - Van Aanholt and Kone.

Norwich and Newcastle are hanging on to the Premier League by a fingertip.

Sunderland 2-0 Everton

To be honest, if Robles had managed to get in the way of that Kone shot it would probably have killed him. 

Joy unbound now in Sunderland. Newcastle and Norwich are staring into the abyss. Just to make this situation even worse for Newcastle, the scorer of the first goal, Van Aanholt, used to play for them. He was on loan in 2010 when United were in the Championship. Just more salt to pour in the wound.

Sunderland 2-0 Everton

Kevin Kilbane

Ex-Everton winger on BBC Radio 5 live

"It's poor defending from Everton, they didn't deal with the second ball. It is good technique by Kone because the ball is coming over his shoulder."

GOAL - Sunderland 2-0 Everton

Lamine Kone

Lamine Kone scores
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Big, huge, massive! And that is just Lamine Kone. Everton fail to properly clear from a corner and the ball is headed back in by Van Aanholt and then lashed into the roof of the net by Kone. What a time to score your first Sunderland goal. The Sunderland fans are dancing in the stands.

Sunderland 1-0 Everton

You have to wonder where Robles was going there? He moved from the exact spot that the ball went in. But if that was an error then his next act is the exact opposite. Another Sunderland free-kick is swung in and glanced towards goal by the head of Jermain Defoe. It is destined for the goal until Robles pulls out a superb, one-handed diving save.

GOAL - Sunderland 1-0 Everton

Patrick van Aanholt

Patrick van Aanholt scores
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Told you it was a chance! It is not Khazri but Patrick van Aanholt who hits it. It goes straight through the wall and completely wrong-foots Robles, who steps to his left and allows the ball to find the middle of the net. The Stadium of Light erupts. As it stands Sunderland are staying up.

Sunderland 0-0 Everton

Now Sunderland have a chance. Defoe is fouled by Funes Mori near the edge of the box for a dangerous free-kick. Wahbi Khazri fancies it...