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  1. Sunderland 18th in the table - one point from safety
  2. Black Cats could climb out of relegation zone with a win
  3. Stoke City 11th in the table
  4. Both teams one win in six Premier League games

Live Reporting

By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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  1. FULL-TIME - Sunderland 1-3 Stoke

    That's it. It's all over and Sunderland's relegation worries continue after another poor performance. You can read a match report of this game on the BBC Sport website. Many thanks for your company. Until next time.

  2. Post update

    Sunderland 1-3 Stoke

    Sunderland's day goes from bad to worse. Team-mates Patrick van Aanholt and Adnan Januzaj are arguing with one another. 

  3. Post update

    Sunderland 1-3 Stoke

    Five additional minutes.

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    Sunderland 1-3 Stoke

    It'll be interesting to hear David Moyes' comments after this. Sunderland have been second best throughout. They started the day with hope of climbing out of the bottom three. They're going to end it embedded in the relegation zone.


    Sunderland 1-3 Stoke

    Xherdan Shaqiri gets a pat on the back from his manager as he makes way for Julien Ngoy, who is wearing the No 45 shirt for Stoke.  

  6. Post update

    Sunderland 1-3 Stoke

    All the noise inside the Stadium of Light is coming from Stoke's travelling fans. They've started a party that promises to continue long into the night. And why not? This will be only their third top-flight away win of the campaign.

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    Sunderland 1-3 Stoke

    Stoke are five minutes away from winning a league game on Sunderland soil for the first time since 1994.

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    Sunderland 1-3 Stoke

    If it stays like this then Sunderland will remain in the bottom three. Their next Premier League game? Away to West Brom next week.

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    Sunderland 1-3 Stoke

    No sign of a second Sunderland goal as we move into the last 10 minutes. No sign of a Sunderland substitute either.


    Sunderland 1-3 Stoke

    Booking for Patrick van Aanholt who hacks at Xherdan Shaqiri. Stoke are temporarily down to 10 men as Erik Pieters receives treatment off the pitch.

    Patrick van Aanholt

    Sunderland 1-3 Stoke

    Time is starting to run out for Sunderland. Jermain Defoe manages to get a cross into the mix but Stoke have been decent at the back and they get it clear.

    First change of the game sees Charlie Adam replaced by Ibrahim Afellay.


    Sunderland 1-3 Stoke

    Stoke's defence is coming under a spell of pressure but the visitors are coping well. Mike Dean reaches for his pocket after Pay Djilobodji's late challenge on Marko Arnautovic.

  13. CLOSE!

    Sunderland 1-3 Stoke

    Jack Rodwell is on side and umarked inside the Stoke area with only the keeper to beat. It's wide. A different story if it had fallen to Jermain Defoe.

    Jack Rodwell
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    Sunderland 1-3 Stoke

    Chance of a hat-trick for Marco Arnautovic but he screws his shot agonisingly wide. That was so close. Stoke are beginning to boss this again. You sense there are more goals to come.


    Sunderland 1-3 Stoke

    Charlie Adam deservedly gets the first yellow card of the game. He's been fortunate to get away with some cynical challenges but, not for the first time, he slides into Jack Rodwell and that prompts Mike Dean to produce a card.

  16. Post update

    Sunderland 1-3 Stoke

    As it stands, Stoke are ninth in the table, three points behind seventh-placed Everton. The Potters started the day 11th.

    Sunderland started one point adrift of safety. They are now two points from safety.

  17. Post update

    Sunderland 1-3 Stoke

    If Sunderland can get the next goal then we really will have a game. Sunderland have started this half much more brightly. Lots of neat passing but they cannot unlock the Potters defence.

    David Moyes
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    Sunderland 1-3 Stoke

    Almost a fourth for Stoke!

    The Potters win a free-kick just outside the area. Charlie Adam to take and it's only just wide. A little less bend on that and it would have been another goal.

  19. Post update

    Sunderland 1-3 Stoke

    That's better. Sunderland start the half brightly and Fabio Borini stings the hands of Lee Grant with a ferocious shot. The home fans are encouraged and there's plenty of noise around the ground.

  20. KICK-OFF

    Sunderland 1-3 Stoke

    Back under way. Sunderland have it all to do.