Everton 6-2 Sunderland: Black Cats got carried away - Allardyce

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce said his players got "carried away" with trying to win their match against Everton, rather than holding out for a point, after they lost 6-2 at Goodson Park.

After battling back from 2-0 down to draw level at 2-2 thanks to strikes from Jermaine Defoe and Steven Fletcher, Sunderland conceded four more goals in the second half of the match, as Everton striker Arouna Kone completed a hat-trick.

There were more goals scored in this fixture than the last five top-tier clashes between Everton and Sunderland combined, which only saw seven goals in total.