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Summary

  1. Everton XI: Howard, Coleman, Baines, Stones, Jagielka, McCarthy, Barry, Lennon, Barkley, Osman, Lukaku
  2. Sunderland XI: Pantilimon, Jones, van Aanholt, Brown, Coates, Cattermole, Gomez, Larsson, Defoe, Wickham, Graham.

Live Reporting

By Alistair Magowan

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

Everton 0-2 Sunderland

So if that result doesn't give hope to Sunderland fans, I don't know what will. That's a third win in the last five Premier League games. Can Newcastle catch you?

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If you were at the game today, safe journey home. See you soon.

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Everton 0-2 Sunderland

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How about this then Sunderland fans? You are out of the relegation zone - in fact you are out of the bottom six. So good we can't even fit you in our graphic!

The Black Cats move to 14th, ahead of this afternoon's fixtures, two points clear of the drop zone.

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Peter Collins: I've said for a while that Sunderland might mark relegation. Finish below them, you're gone. Finish above, you're safe.

Richie Macca: Delighted I stuck my money on Newcastle to go down. Bang out of form at the wrong time, and no sign of recovery. Oh dear.

Daniel Woodley: What a HUGE win for @SunderlandAFC! Not many gave them a prayer, including me, but well played! Relegation battle hots up!

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Everton 0-2 Sunderland

Dick Advocaat has heaped the pressure on the other teams around him at the bottom of the table. The Sunderland boss has never been relegated and his side have taken a huge step to helping him maintain that record.

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Everton 0-2 Sunderland

That's it. What a result for Sunderland, that takes them out of the bottom three and above Newcastle, among others, to 14th in Premier League table.

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Everton 0-2 Sunderland

Mr Waddle is right. Sunderland defenders Wes Brown, Sebastian Coates, and goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon have been superb.

Everton 0-2 Sunderland

Chris Waddle

BBC Radio 5 live

"You've got to say Everton have dominated game but it's just the final decision, should I pass, should I shoot?

"Sunderland have done well when they have lost the ball. When they have had to put their bodies on the line around the penalty area they have."

Everton 0-2 Sunderland

Dick Advocaat still instructing his Sunderland players but his work here is done. Everton fans leaving Goodison at a steady rate.

Everton 0-2 Sunderland

Four minutes of added time.

Everton 0-2 Sunderland

Sunderland haven't won away in 2015 before today but who cares about history? It's there to be re-written.

Everton 0-2 Sunderland

Chris Waddle

BBC Radio 5 live

"It's an unbelievable result. Sunderland haven't really played good football but they've dug in and they've got two deflections and looks like they're going to win the game. It will be Dick Top Cat soon."

Everton 0-2 Sunderland

"Are you watching Newcastle?" scream the Sunderland fans. Indeed.

YELLOW CARD

Everton 0-2 Sunderland

Adam Johnson has made a difference since coming on. His ball-carrying ability is priceless in this situation and he draws a foul from Luke Garbutt. Yellow card.

GOAL

Everton 0-2 Sunderland - Jermain Defoe

Can you believe this? Another goal and another deflection. Steven Fletcher drives into the box and slips. Adam Johnson picks it up and shoots and his effort hits Seamus Coleman before cannoning in-off Jermain Defoe. World-class billiards!

Jermain Defoe
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SUBSTITUTIONS

Everton 0-1 Sunderland

Double change for Sunderland. Steven Fletcher is coming on for Connor Wickham. Liam Bridcutt replaces Sebastian Larsson.

Everton 0-1 Sunderland

Everton's Romelu Lukaku crosses from the left but Seamus Coleman can't connect with it. The Irishman appeals that Jermain Defoe clipped him but there didn't look too much in it although there was contact.

Romelu Lukaku
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Everton 0-1 Sunderland

Mistake in the Sunderland midfield as Wes Brown gives the ball away, Aaron Lennon is onto the ball but Jordi Gomez makes a wonderful recovering tackle.

Everton 0-1 Sunderland

You look at the shape of the Sunderland team now and they are all well-drilled. Compact in defence with plenty of cover ahead of them. Everton's Romelu Lukaku scoops over from close range but he is offside.

Everton 0-1 Sunderland

"Sunderland' til I die," is the shout from the Black Cats supporters. Nervous 12 minutes for them now.

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Everton 0-1 Sunderland

James in Warwick: Sunderland have 2 penalties in the last game and now an improbable deflection. Someone, somewhere is looking out for them!!

Everton 0-1 Sunderland

James McCarthy is trying to win this game single-handedly for Everton. He collects the ball from Romelu Lukaku, drives into the left side of the Sunderland penalty area but his shot is high and wide. Promising, though.

Everton 0-1 Sunderland

John Murray

BBC commentator

"If Sunderland were any deeper they would be half way up the Gladwys Street End."

SUBSTITUTIONS

Everton 0-1 Sunderland

Sunderland's Adam Johnson comes on for Danny Graham while Leighton Baines is replaced by Luke Garbutt.

Adam Johnson
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HITS THE WOODWORK

Everton 0-1 Sunderland

More Everton pressure and James McCarthy smashes a 25-yard shot against the foot of the post. Sunderland hanging on a bit here as Seamus Coleman goes into the book for a foul on Jermain Defoe.

Everton 0-1 Sunderland

Sunderland centre-backs are earning their cash today. Sebastian Coates heads clear an Everton cross, then Wes Brown blocks a Seamus Coleman shot.

Everton 0-1 Sunderland

Another Everton corner. I'll admit I've lost count now. Costel Pantilimon, who has been excellent today, punches clear. Worries for Everton as Leighton Baines looks like he has a problem.

Everton 0-1 Sunderland

Don't forget Sunderland haven't won away in the Premier League in 2015. Everton are unbeaten at home this year.

Everton 0-1 Sunderland

This would be a famous victory for Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat. But does he need three strikers on the pitch now?

Everton 0-1 Sunderland

Chris Waddle

BBC Radio 5 live

"Ross Barkley has gone into Gareth Barry's role to see if he can get on the ball and make something happen for Everton. Kevin Mirallas has gone in the hole behind Romelu Lukaku. Sunderland are getting too deep."

YELLOW CARD

Everton 0-1 Sunderland

Everton really pressing for the equaliser now and in their desperation to hold on, Sunderland's Jordi Gomez and Jermain Defoe go into the book.

Everton 0-1 Sunderland

Unlucky from Seamus Coleman. The Everton right-back collects the ball on the edge of the penalty area, does some keepy-uppy and lashes a left-shot just wide but it got a deflection. Another home corner that comes to nowt but soon afterwards John Stones misses his kick with a great chance to test Costel Pantilimon.

Everton 0-1 Sunderland

Cross from the left by Everton's Romelu Lukaku and when it is cleared, it falls to Seamus Coleman but Jordi Gomez makes a telling block. Sunderland sticking with what they have, now?

SUBSTITUTION

Everton 0-1 Sunderland

Everton going for the goal now. Kevin Mirallas on for Gareth Barry.

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Everton 0-1 Sunderland

Jay: Advocaat's head must be spinning sitting on the dizzying heights of 14th place.

Sanj: Sunderland winning, Hull & Leicester with winnable home matches, Newcastle Utd could be in the Bottom 3 tonight!

Dick Advocaat
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Everton 0-1 Sunderland

Chris Waddle

BBC Radio 5 live

"It was a counter-attack. Seb Larsson put the ball across, Jordi Gomez had the shot and after the deflection Tim Howard can't reach it. The Sunderland fans go wild,. Danny Graham will be claiming that. He doesn't know anything about it but when you haven't scored in 26 games you'll claim anything."

Seb Larsson
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CLOSE!

Everton 0-1 Sunderland

Wow, almost another for Sunderland. Patrick van Aanholt bursts down the left, wriggles between two challenges and has time to shoot from close-range but his effort skews off his left boot and into the side netting.

Everton 0-1 Sunderland

If Sunderland can hang on to win, victory will take them above Hull, Leicester, Newcastle and Aston Villa into 14th.

Everton 0-1 Sunderland

So is the luck with the Black Cats? The goal has certainly stirred the home fans and Everton are looking for a response.

GOAL

Everton 0-1 Sunderland - Danny Graham

Amazing. Sunderland counter-attack, the ball breaks to Jordi Gomez, whose shot from the edge of the area takes a massive deflection off Danny Graham. He was almost trying to get out the way and it cannoned off his ankle. What fortune!

Danny Graham
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Everton 0-0 Sunderland

Sunderland sweep down the other end and this time Sebastian Larsson's cross is scooped over by Danny Graham.