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  1. Sunderland recall striker Jermain Defoe after EFL Cup win over QPR
  2. Crystal Palace without defender Scott Dann and winger Wilfried Zaha because of hamstring strains. James Tomkins and Yohan Cabaye come in.

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By Ian Woodcock

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Sunderland 2-3 Crystal Palace

That's it from me in here today.

You can read the developing match report here and follow the reaction to all of today's Premier League matches here.

Thanks for your company and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Sunderland 2-3 Crystal Palace

Sunderland's wait for a Premier League win goes on, while Crystal Palace have now won their past three league games.

You can read the developing match report here.


Sunderland 2-3 Crystal Palace

An incredible comeback and what now for Sunderland?

GOAL - Sunderland 2-3 Crystal Palace

Christian Benteke

Heartbreak for David Moyes and Sunderland.

Javier Manquillo needlessly gives away a free-kick by the corner flag and Lee Chung-yong floats it on to the head of Christian Benteke.

Christian Benteke of Crystal Palace celebrates
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Sunderland 2-2 Crystal Palace

Jason Puncheon makes way for Lee Chung-yong.

Sunderland 2-2 Crystal Palace

We're into four minutes of stoppage time here.

Can either side find a winner?

Sunderland 2-2 Crystal Palace

Close from Andros Townsend.

Crystal Palace break quickly on the counter and the England international sends his shot wide after cutting in from the right of the area.


Sunderland 2-2 Crystal Palace

Sunderland bring on Victor Anichebe for Adnan Januzaj, and Paddy McNair for Lee Cattermole.

Sunderland 2-2 Crystal Palace

A Sunderland corner comes out to Adnan Januzaj 20 yards out but the Belgian cannot keep his shot down.

Sunderland 2-2 Crystal Palace

Sunderland with some neat build-up play on the edge of the area but they eventually pass the ball out of play.

The hosts must be rattled after leading 2-0.

GOAL - Sunderland 2-2 Crystal Palace

James McArthur

That is some impact from Zeki Fryers.

The full-back beats his man on the left wing and swings in a superb cross that James McArthur powerfully heads home.

Could Crystal Palace win this from 2-0 down?

James McArthur celebrates


Sunderland 2-1 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace take off Martin Kelly for Zeki Fryers.


Sunderland 2-1 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace midfielder Jason Puncheon is booked for a foul on Duncan Watmore.

The Eagles take off Yohan Cabaye for Connor Wickham.

Sunderland 2-1 Crystal Palace

Jermain Defoe hits a shot over the bar from 20 yards.

He will be chasing that hat-trick for these next 20 minutes.

'Game on'

Sunderland 2-1 Crystal Palace

Garth Crooks

Former Spurs striker on Final Score

You cannot give Jermain Defoe opportunities in the box, because he finishes them. This has turned into something for a nightmare for Crystal Palace, though that Joe Ledley strike makes it game on.

Sunderland 2-1 Crystal Palace

Sunderland have a free-kick on the left after a foul by Jason Puncheon on Patrick van Aanholt.

The Dutchman sends the set-piece in but it's a poor ball.

GOAL - Sunderland 2-1 Crystal Palace

Joe Ledley

Crystal Palace go straight on the offensive and they're back in this.

The ball is thumped forward and falls for Joe Ledley 20 yards out. His low shot takes a big deflection off Patrick van Aanholt.

Could well be an own goal by the Dutchman.

Joe Ledley celebrates

GOAL - Sunderland 2-0 Crystal Palace

Jermain Defoe

Jermain Defoe scores his second of the game with a well-taken shot from 12 yards after Crystal Palace fail to deal with a series of Sunderland attacks.

Jermain Defoe celebrates scoring Sunderland's second goal

Sunderland 1-0 Crystal Palace

The game is finally starting to open up now.

Duncan Watmore runs after his own attempted throughball for Jermain Defoe and gets there just before Palace keeper Steve Mandanda.

However, Palace defenders manage to scramble the ball away.

Sunderland 1-0 Crystal Palace

From the Sunderland free-kick, Crystal Palace almost level.

Damien Delaney clears the free-kick away and Palace race down the field with Jason Puncheon eventually testing Jordan Pickford from 15 yards.