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Sunderland took a huge step towards Premier League survival after a dramatic second-half fightback inspired them to a 3-2 win over Chelsea. The Black Cats trailed 2-1 at the break after Diego Costa and Nemanja Matic scored either side of Wahbi Khazris sweetly struck volley.But Fabio Borini levelled the match in the 67th minute and Jermain Defoe fired his 18th goal of the season soon afterwards to put the hosts ahead for the first time. Pick your team Aguero? Ozil? De Bruyne? Pick your Fantasy Six-a-Side team for the chance to win £10,000 John Terry was sent off late in the game for a second booking and Sunderland held on to climb out of the bottom three.With Newcastle only managing a point against Aston Villa, the Black Cats can now secure their top-flight status with a win in midweek against Everton - a game live on Sky Sports 1 HD - and in the process relegate the Magpies along with Norwich and Villa.It was a scenario that looked unlikely for much of the match on Saturday. Defoe believes Sunderlands character helped them overcome Chelsea Although Sunderland started positively, with Gary Cahill booked inside the first minute for bringing down Defoe, it was Chelsea who created the first chances and took an early lead.Cahills pass deflected through kindly for Costa, who kept his cool to finish from close range.Chelsea continued to threaten and the closest Sunderland came was when DeAndre Yedlin headed at Thibaut Courtois from Defoes cross. Wahbi Khazri celebrates equalising for Sunderland The Black Cats needed a moment of inspiration and it arrived late in the half as Khazri struck a superb volley from the edge of the box which took a slight deflection as it arrowed into the far corner.At that stage it looked like the hosts would go in at the break with the momentum, but they suffered a setback deep into injury-time as they failed to clear their lines and Matic pounced to finish under Vito Mannone. Phil Thompson reacts to Sunderlands victory over Chelsea. While the Sunderland keeper was beaten on that occasion, he saved twice from Costa in the second half to prevent the visitors extending their lead further.First he denied the striker after he was through on goal and then came out sharply to block another shot after a slick passing move.The saves would prove crucial as Sunderland turned the game around with two goals in two-and-a-half minutes. Defoe celebrates after scoring the winner at the Stadium of Light Borini levelled when his shot from the edge of the box deflected off Terry and beat Courtois before Defoe fired home from around the penalty spot shortly afterwards.Although the final 20 minutes was nervy, Sunderland held on and the visitors finished with 10 men as Terry was shown a second yellow for fouling Khazri.Soccer Saturday verdict - Phil ThompsonIn the first-half, Sunderland were chasing shadows. Chelsea had nothing to play for and were passing it around. Sunderland went in 2-1 down, they were all over the place and you thought Chelsea were more than comfortable.You were catching your breath in the second-half when the ball comes from the right-hand side, it takes a flick off a Chelsea player round about the penalty spot and Defoe takes one touch.A player of his class takes one touch, controls the ball and he drives it past Courtois. It was unbelievable and the noise was incredible. It was an unbelievable turnaround. Player ratingsSunderland: Mannone (7), Yedlin (6), Van Aanholt (6), Kaboul (6), Kone (5), Kirchhoff (6), Cattermole (5), MVila (6), Borini (7), Khazri (7), Defoe (7).Subs used: Larsson (5), OShea (5), Watmore (6).Chelsea: Courtois (5), Ivanovic (5), Cahill (5), Terry (4), Azpilicueta (6), Mikel (6), Matic (7), Willian (5), Fabregas (6), Hazard (6), Costa (7). Subs used: Baba (5), Oscar (5), Traore (5).Man of the match: Jermain Defoe LeBron James Shoes Deals . The R&A announced Monday that golfs oldest championship will return to Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland for the first time since Max Faulkner won in 1951. Clearance LeBron James Shoes .com) - Demario Richard posted four touchdowns and Kweishi Brown came up with a key late interception as No. https://www.cheapshoeslebronjames.com/.com) - James van Riemsdyk had two goals with one assist to help the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 5-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. LeBron James Shoes Outlet .com) - Bradley Beals 22 points and seven rebounds helped the Washington Wizards erase a halftime deficit and top the Utah Jazz, 93-84, on Sunday. LeBron James Shoes For Sale .Y. -- Phil Jackson lost out on his preferred coach, but hes working hard on keeping his star player.OAKLAND, Calif. -- After being shut down by Anibal Sanchez all night, the Oakland Athletics were happy finally to get a chance at Detroits bullpen in the ninth. Josh Donaldson hit a game-ending three-run homer off Joe Nathan with one out in the ninth and Scott Kazmir pitched his first complete game in nearly eight years to help the As rally for a 3-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night. "Its always a bit of a relief," As manager Bob Melvin said. "But its not like Nathan is a day at the beach either. But certainly when a guy has had your number for that long for that period of time, you feel like now here is a new breath of life for us." Sanchez was in command all night, allowing only two hits as he took a shutout bid into the ninth inning before Oakland rallied to hand the Tigers their eighth loss in 10 games. Coco Crisp got it started with one out when he hit an opposite-field double just inside the third-base line that ended Sanchezs night after 111 pitches. John Jaso greeted Nathan with a single off third baseman Nick Castellanos glove to set the stage for Donaldson. "The big out there was getting Jaso," Nathan said. "You get him and it changes everything. It changes how you approach Donaldson. It changes how you pitch to him. It gives me a chance to play with him a little bit. When we didnt get Jaso, it put us in a tough spot." Donaldson made the most of his opportunity, hitting a towering drive down the left-field line that he stood and watched, hoping it would stay fair. It did as he ended up with his second career walk-off homer, having also hit one April 12, 2013, against the Tigers. "They had about three balls tonight that went down that line and they kind of kept hooking foul," Donaldson said. "I saw where mine started. I was just praying that it would stay fair." It did and Nathan (2-1) blew his fouurth save in 16 chances.dddddddddddd "It was a tough spot to bring Joe into, with the tying run on second base," manager Brad Ausmus said. "He has no margin for error. It was tough spot." Kazmir (6-2) allowed six hits and no walks with eight strikeouts, giving up only a solo homer to Torii Hunter in the fourth inning in his second career complete game. "As a fan that was a fun game to watch right there. It was," Kazmir said. "Throughout the whole game Anibal and I were just battling it out, out for out. We ended up getting a couple of baserunners up in the ninth and Donaldson comes up. You just kind of had that feeling when he came up to be honest with you. He saw that first pitch and didnt miss it. It was awesome." Sanchez faced the minimum through three innings with centre fielder Rajai Davis making a diving catch in the gap to rob Yoenis Cespedes of extra bases in the second inning and the Tigers turning a well-executed 3-6-1 inning-ending double play after Josh Reddick walked in the third for Oaklands first baserunner. The As got their first hit the following inning when Donaldson hit a clean single to centre. Sanchez was helped again by his defence after that with first baseman Miguel Cabrera snaring a liner by Brandon Moss to end the inning and preserve the 1-0 lead. The Tigers had gone ahead in the top half of the inning when Hunter hit a drive over the fence in right-centre for his eighth homer of the season. Hunter hit a game-tying solo shot in Detroits 6-5 win Tuesday night. NOTES: Kazmirs only other complete game came in a 3-0 win over Boston on July 3, 2006. ... Donaldson has reached base safely in 46 of his past 47 games. ... Davis left in the seventh inning with a bruised left shoulder and is day to day. ... Jesse Chavez (4-1) will start the series finale on Thursday for Oakland against Rick Porcello (7-1). ' ' '

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