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Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has hailed his side's 3-2 comeback win over Chelsea as 'miraculous'.
The Black Cats twice came from behind to level the match at 2-2 before Jermain Defoe scored the winning goal on 70 minutes to send the Stadium of Light into raptures.
The result, coupled with Newcastle United's 0-0 draw away to Aston Villa, lifts Sunderland out of the bottom three knowing that victory over Everton on Wednesday night will guarantee Premier League survival.
Sunderland are out of the relegation zone.
They've won 3-2 at home to Chelsea.
They have a game in hand over North East relegation rivals Newcastle.
Sunderland 3- 2 Chelsea - Sunderland pull themselves out of the relegation zone as it currently stands.
Sunderland 2 - Chelsea 2 - all level at the Stadium of Light
Sunderland are currently down 2-1 against Chelsea at the Stadium of Light.
All level 1 a piece at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland are down 1-0 at home to Chelsea.
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The Premier League relegation battle will last until the final day of the season, according to Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce.
The Black Cats are involved in a three-way fight for survival with North East rivals Newcastle United and Norwich City. Just two points separate the three teams with ten days left until the end of the season.
Speaking ahead of Sunderland's match against Chelsea on Saturday, Allardyce said he would be surprised if any of the three clubs could guarantee safety before May 15.
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