Classic Match – Sunderland 3-2 Chelsea – May 7th 2016

During Sam Allardyce’s reign in the 2015/16 season, Sunderland were on their way to completing yet another great escape.

The Black Cats came back from behind twice against Chelsea in a win that saw them climb out of the relegation zone and within one win away from survival with 2 games left.

The game got off to a bad start for Sunderland as Diego Costa scored the opener just 14 minutes into the game.

However, 5 minutes before half-time, Wahbi Khazri scored a spectacular volley from 20 yards out to beat Courtios.

It looked as though Sunderland would go into the break level with Chelsea, but in the last minute of added time, Nemanja Matic found himself through on goal and he made no mistake.

The Black Cats came out in the second half and put instant pressure on Chelsea.

20 minutes into the half, Patrick Van Aanholt put in a brilliant low cross towards Fabio Borini, who’s strike cannoned off Terry and found it’s way into the net and Sunderland were level for the second time in the match.

Just 3 minutes later, the roof was taken off pf the Stadium of Light as DeAndre Yedlin found space on the wing and crossed the ball into Jermain Defoe.

He took a brilliant touch and smashed the ball into the net, past Courtois and Sunderland were finally infront.

Vito Mannone went on to make some vital saves as The Black Cats fought for their lives to see out the win.

In the 95th minute, John Terry saw red after earning his second yellow card in quick succession for challenges on Defoe and Khazri.

Sunderland saw out the win that saw them climb above the relegation zone.

The Black Cats went on to stay in the Premier League, which happened to send their arch-rivals, Newcastke, down to the Championship.