CLASSIC MATCH – Sunderland 3-0 Everton – 11th May 2016

Sunderland beat Everton 3-0 on their final home game of the 2015-16 season to secure survival in the Premier league and relegated Norwich City and arch-rivals Newcastle United.

Sunderland started the game well. And almost took the lead with what would have been, a wonder goal by Younes Kaboul.

He travelled about 40 yards with the ball and decided to cut inside and take the shot, and it went inches wide.

Just before half-time, The Black Cats really turned it on.

In the 42nd minute, Jermain Defoe was taken down on the edge of the area, and Patrick Van Aanholt’s free-kick wrong footed Joel Robles in goal and hit the back of the net.

Just 3 minutes later, Sunderland went 2-0 up after a Wahbi Khazro corner went deep, Yann M’Vila headed the ball back into the area, and Lamine Konè volleyed the ball home in emphatic fashion.

Just 10 minutes into the second half, Wahbi Khazri’s corner almost went straight in and Joel Robles had the claw the ball off the line, but it fell straight to Lamine Konè who couldn’t miss, as he got his second of the game, and the goal that secured Sunderland’s safety in the Premier League.

The survival was even more sweet because of it, meaning that their local rivals, Newcastle United, were relegated as a result.