The Black Cats will definitely be back in the premier league next season after a comfortable two-nil win over West Bromwich Albion this evening (May 7).
First half goals from Jack Colback and Fabio Borini proved decisive and confirmed Sunderland are now mathematically safe from relegation.
Just three weeks ago they were seven points adrift at the bottom of the table - it really has been a great escape!
West Brom striker Stephane Sessegnon has been granted a work permit and will be available for his side's Premier League clash with former club Sunderland this weekend.
The Black Cats travel to the Hawthorns to face the Baggies on Saturday afternoon.
A man who was arrested on suspicion of racial or religious intentional harassment has been released on bail. He was arrested by officers investigating alleged racist abuse at the Sunderland v West Brom match on 24th November, at the Stadium of Light.
A man has been arrested after alleged racist abuse at the Sunderland v West Brom match on 24th November, at the Stadium of Light. A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of racial or religious intentional harassment.
Police are investigating reports that a racist gesture was made towards West Brom striker Romelu Lukaku during Saturday's Premier League match against Sunderland.
Pictures appeared to show a fan making the gesture after the Belgian celebrated scoring his side's third goal in the 4-2 victory at the Stadium of Light.
Northumbria Police said it is "carrying out inquiries after a report of racist abuse was received at the Sunderland versus West Brom match on Saturday."