Fabio Borini celebrates with his Sunderland  team-mates after scoring the winning penalty in the Premier League match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Chelsea 1 Sunderland 2: Blunders from veteran goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer and full (...)

Connor Wickham of Sunderland scores his  second under pressure from Fernandinho of Manchester City at Etihad Stadium. Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Manchester City 2 Sunderland 2 This was a sho(...)

Everton’s Gerard Deulofeu celebrates  their winner at Sunderland. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Reuters

Wes Brown’s own goal took Everton into the Champions League places as Sunderland’s relegation fears took a turn for the worse after a 1-0 defea(...)

Manchester City’s Samir Nasri celebrates after scoring the second against   Sunderland in the English League Cup final . Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Manchester City 3 Sunderland 1 They were flashes of brilliance. For(...)

Jack Colback scores Sunderland’s third goal past against Newcastle United at St James’ Park. Photograph: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Newcastle 0 Sunderland 3: Alan Pardew was left alone to face a furious backlash as Newcastle succumbed to another humbling derby defeat by Sunderla(...)

Sunderland’s Adam Johnson  scores the equaliser against Southampton . Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Reuters

Sunderland 2 Southampton 2: Adam Johnson struck for the fourth time in a week as Sunderland staged an unlikely fightback to snatch a Premier League ag(...)

Jack Colback fires in the second Sunderland goal against Cardiff. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Cardiff 2 Sunderland 2: Jack Colback struck in injury time to earn Sunderland a point and stun managerless Cardiff.Playing just over 24 hours after Ma(...)

Ki Sung-Yueng of Sunderland celebrates his goal during the  Premier League match aggainst  Everton at Goodison Park. Photograph: Paul Thomas/Getty Images.

Sunderland received an unexpected assist in their bid for Premier League survival as Everton pressed the self-destruct button on their unbeaten home l(...)

Sunderland 1 Tottenham 2: John O’Shea’s own goal condemned Sunderland to a demoralising home defeat as Tottenham handed under-fire manager Andre Villa(...)

 Phil Bardsley of Sunderland scores past Costel Pantilimon of Man City in  the  Premier League match  at the Stadium of Light. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Sunderland 1 Manchester City 0: Two Manchester United old boys helped ensure that trips to Wearside are fast becoming a form of purgatory for Manchest(...)