Jermain Defoe scored an injury-time penalty to earn Sunderland a potentially priceless point at Stoke.
The Potters looked on course for victory after Marko Arnautovic gave them the lead five minutes into the second half but Defoe made it 1-1 having won the spot-kick himself.
Newcastle's victory over Crystal Palace meant the draw was not enough to prevent Sunderland dropping back into the bottom three but it was more than they looked like getting for 90 minutes.
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce says his team is concentrating on a win against Stoke City this weekend so that they can remain in the running for Premier League survival.
Sunderland are out of the bottom three, but only just.
And Allardyce thinks the pressure is on because he predicts Newcastle will win against Crystal Palace.
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Sunderland drew 0-0 against West Brom yesterday (Saturday, April 2) - but not for lack of trying.
The Blackcats bombarded the goal, particularly in the second half, but just couldn't break through the last line of defence - goalkeeper Ben Foster.
Speaking after the game, Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce said: "I don't know what else we can do, I don't know what else I can say."
Watch Allardyce's reaction to yesterday's game here:
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Former Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson has officially lodged an appeal against his conviction for one count of sexual activity with a child, Bradford Crown Court has confirmed.
The 28-year-old is also reported to be appealing his six year prison sentence, which was imposed last week for two counts of sexual activity with a child, and grooming.
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Our correspondent Gregg Easteal has followed the trial of Adam Johnson at Bradford Crown Court since the very start.
Today the former Sunderland player was sentenced to 6 years behind bars for sexual activity with a child.