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Stoke 1-1 Sunderland

Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe rescued a point at Stoke. Credit: PA images

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.

READ: ITV Sport's full match report here


Allardyce: 'I don't know what else we can do'

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:


Johnson appeals conviction of sexual activity with a child

Adam Johnson Credit: PA

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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