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Chris Bevan

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    Stoke 1-1 Sunderland

    Sam Allardyce

    That's all from Britannia Stadium. Not the most exciting start, but it sure made up for it at the end. Head here for match reaction, or head here for a developing match report. 

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    Stoke 1-1 Sunderland

    The travelling Sunderland fans are celebrating like they have won the game. You can hardly blame them.

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    Stoke 1-1 Sunderland

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender on Final Score

    "Defoe has been fantastic for them. It was never in doubt. Perfect finish from Sunderland's point of view."


    Stoke 1-1 Sunderland

    Talk about drama. Sunderland still look like they will drop into the bottom three, but how big is this point?

  5. GOAL - Stoke 1-1 Sunderland

    Jermain Defoe (94 mins)

    Jermain Defoe of Sunderland

    No mistake from the spot by Sunderland's top scorer.  A massive goal for them and the whole relegation fight.

  6. PENALTY to Sunderland

    Stoke 1-0 Sunderland

    Geoff Cameron fouls

    Geoff Cameron pushed Jermain Defoe.

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    Stoke 1-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland are leaving big gaps at the back as they search for an equaliser. Gianelli Imbula looks like he is clear for Stoke but checks back inside and ends up firing wide.


    Stoke 1-0 Sunderland

    Peter Crouch

    Seb Larsson is booked for a high challenge on Peter Crouch. Stoke have a free-kick deep in Black Cats territory - not what Sunderland need right now, and Glenn Whelan almost makes things worse when he shoots narrowly wide.

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    Stoke 1-0 Sunderland

    Seb Larsson fires a free-kick straight at Stoke keeper Jakob Haugaard, and Sunderland are running out of time here.


    Stoke 1-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland are finding it hard enough to create chances, and now Stoke are bringing on another defender - Marc Muniesa is replacing Charlie Adam. 

    Muniesa is involved already, putting a Sunderland corner behind for another corner. Peter Crouch heads this one clear.

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    Stoke 1-0 Sunderland

    Sam Allardyce gestures

    Another sniff for Jermain Defoe, but his effort is deflected wide this time. It's not happening for him at the moment.


    Stoke 1-0 Sunderland

    A change for both teams - Seb Larsson replaces Jan Kirchhoff for Sunderland and Xherdan Shaqiri makes way for Mame Diouf for Stoke.

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    Stoke 1-0 Sunderland

    Jermain Defoe

    Sunderland, more than ever, need some Jermain Defoe magic - but they will have to wait a bit longer... Defoe has just had a rare effort on goal, but saw the ball fly over the bar.

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    Stoke 1-0 Sunderland

    Bad news, Sunderland fans - Palace had their penalty saved. You are still in the relegation zone, as things stand.

    Back at the Britannia, the Black Cats remain on the back foot and remain a goal down.

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    Stoke 1-0 Sunderland

    Mark Hughes

    Some silky skills on display at Britannia Stadium - by Stoke boss Mark Hughes, who indulges in some ball-juggling on the touchline.

    Stoke continue to attack, and Jon Walters and Peter Crouch combine to get on the end of a cross... but forget all that because up at St James' Park Crystal Palace have a penalty!

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    Stoke 1-0 Sunderland

    Another Stoke free-kick - eventually - Xherdan Shaqiri takes his time before lifting the ball into the box from near the right-hand corner flag. Jan Kirchhoff heads it clear.

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    Stoke 1-0 Sunderland

    Still time for Sunderland to get something here but they are going to have to improve up front. Stoke, meanwhile, have just seen Charlie Adam bend a free-kick over the bar.

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    Stoke 1-0 Sunderland

    Andros Townsend celebrates

    It gets worse for Sunderland - Newcastle have scored, meaning the Black Cats are in the relegation zone as things stand.

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    Stoke 1-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland are still pressing but do not have anything to show for it. The Black Cats want a penalty when Duncan Watmore is held off by Erik Pieters inside the area. Referee Craig Pawson is having none of it.

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    Stoke 1-0 Sunderland

    Chris Sutton

    Former Norwich striker on Final Score

    "That was a good chance for Defoe. As soon as he shifted it inside I was thinking goal."