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Sunderland aren't done as Fabio Borini works a ball into the bod - it's cleared.
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.Copyright: Reuters
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.
Absolutely nothing is happening for Sunderland. In fact they can't even get hold of the ball.
The boos ring out as Connor Wickham is taken off. Emmanuel Adebayor is on.
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.Copyright: Reuters
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.
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.
Yohan Cabaye would win a slow walking race as he trudges off for Joe Ledley in a Palace switch.
Absolute blow to the bread basket for Sunderland, who are back down to 19th as it stands.
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.Copyright: Reuters
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.
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...Copyright: Reuters
Sunderland players queue up to have awful shots - Patrick van Aanholt has the final one, scooping a half-volley high and wide.
Yannick Bolasie, so often a bystander tonight, puts in a good, deep cross, that Sunderland scurry behind.
Jordon Mutch's corner is well defended.
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.
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.