Borini earns big point for Sunderland after Wickham brace
Reuters  Published : 11:15 am  March 2, 2016 | No comments so far | Print This Post  | 0 views

Fabio Borini scored a crucial stoppage-time equaliser to ensure Sunderland earned a draw which pulled them out of the Premier League relegation zone on Tuesday.

Football Soccer - Sunderland v Crystal Palace - Barclays Premier League - Stadium of Light - 1/3/16 Fabio Borini celebrates after scoring the second goal for Sunderland Action Images via Reuters / Lee Smith Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

The Italian’s strike from the tightest of angles sent the Stadium of Light into raptures after Sunderland old boy Connor Wickham had threatened to consign his former side to another potentially calamitous defeat with a second-half double.

Sunderland went ahead with a fortunate Dame N’Doye strike which looped off Scott Dann’s boot in the 36th minute before the predatory Wickham took over after the break, striking twice in the space of six minutes.

The double from the man who left Sunderland for Crystal Palace in the close-season looked to have ensured the London club’s first win in 11 outings before Borini struck in the first minute of injury time to earn the point which lifts the Black Cats into 17th place.


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