Sunderland's Steven Fletcher Brace Sinks Crystal Palace

Sunderland F.C. registered a 3-1 win over Crystal Palace for their second victory in the English Premier League this season.

Updated: November 04, 2014 09:29 IST
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Steven Fletcher celebrates after scoring two goals against Palace.


London: Sunderland climbed out of the relegation zone after Jordi Gomez's late strike and a Steven Fletcher double inspired a crucial 3-1 win at fellow strugglers Crystal Palace on Monday.

Gus Poyet's side began the day in the bottom three, but their hopes of avoiding a lengthy battle for Premier League survival were enhanced by Gomez's goal with just 11 minutes left at Selhurst Park.

Scotland striker Fletcher had given Sunderland a first half lead before Wes Brown's own goal drew the Eagles level soon after the interval.

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