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Chris Osborne

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    Sunderland 2-2 Crystal Palace

    And that's it. Who expected that much of a cracker? Head over here for full reaction.

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    Sunderland 2-2 Crystal Palace

    Sunderland aren't done as Fabio Borini works a ball into the bod - it's cleared.

  3. GOAL - Sunderland 2-2 Crystal Palace

    Fabio Borini

    Where on earth has that come from?

    Fabio Borini, from the tightest of angles has slapped it across Wayne Hennessey and in at the far post. Tremendous goal.

    Fabio Borini
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    Sunderland 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Here's a sniff, as Jack Rodwell wriggles into the corner of the area. But the left-footed shot is ungainly and way off target.

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    Sunderland 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Absolutely nothing is happening for Sunderland. In fact they can't even get hold of the ball.


    Sunderland 1-2 Crystal Palace

    The boos ring out as Connor Wickham is taken off. Emmanuel Adebayor is on.

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    Sunderland 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Lee Cattermole comes off worse in a clash of heads and the midfielder is gushing blood from above his left eye. He'll need to be stitched up.

    There really is a lot of the red stuff there, so Big Sam brings on Fabio Borini to replace Cattermole.

    Lee Cattermole

    Sunderland 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Yannick Bolasie gives a wink to the bench as he's pulled off, with Bakary Sako comimg on.

    Palace will be keen to rest Bolasie after his return to the starting line-up.

    Sako has also had a spell on the sidelines, so it's turning into a good night for the Eagles.

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    Sunderland 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Sunderland almost implode here as Lee Cattermole gives it away to Jordon Mutch just outside his own area.

    Connor Wickham picks it up but can't make inroads.


    Sunderland 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Yohan Cabaye would win a slow walking race as he trudges off for Joe Ledley in a Palace switch.

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    Sunderland 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Absolute blow to the bread basket for Sunderland, who are back down to 19th as it stands.

  14. GOAL - Sunderland 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Connor Wickham

    This man again. He's haunting the toffee out of Sunderland fans against his former club.

    Yohan Cabaye's corner is nodded down by Scott Dann and Connor Wickham scurries across the edge of the six-yard box to meet the bouncing ball and lash it in.

    Connor Wickham
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    Sunderland 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Hmmm, it definitely catches the toe of Yedlin, but it's nowhere near the detour we saw on Sunderland's goal.

    It perhaps lifts the ball slightly - but Vito Mannone looked like he was always going to struggle to reach it.

    Three goals in two games for Wickham.

  16. GOAL - Sunderland 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Connor Wickham

    Out of nowhere this.

    Yannick Bolasie plays a simple ball to Connor Wickham in the area and the former Sunerland man hits a crisp, tasty effort in off the far post.

    Did it take a little nick off DeAndre Yedlin? Maybe...

    Connor Wickham
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    Sunderland 1-0 Crystal Palace

    Sunderland players queue up to have awful shots - Patrick van Aanholt has the final one, scooping a half-volley high and wide.

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    Sunderland 1-0 Crystal Palace

    Yannick Bolasie, so often a bystander tonight, puts in a good, deep cross, that Sunderland scurry behind.

    Jordon Mutch's corner is well defended.

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    Sunderland 1-0 Crystal Palace

    Word is by the way that Dame N'Doye will get that deflected goal, as it was initially on target. So that's his first ever goal for the Black Cats.

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    Sunderland 1-0 Crystal Palace

    The rain has departed the Stadium of Light, but only to make way for a bitter, bitter cold air.

    If it's not one it's t'other.