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Sunderland earn stunning 4-0 win at Palace

Didier Ndong

Sunderland scored four first-half goals to thrash Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park as the Black Cats moved level on points with their Premier League relegation rivals.

Lamine Kone reacted quickest to Wayne Hennessey's spill to steer in Sunderland's opener after 10 minutes.

The visitors then scored three goals in six minutes in a stunning end to the first half as Didier Ndong struck a superb effort from 25 yards before Jermain Defoe punished lax Palace defending with two excellent finishes.

A fan got onto the pitch to confront Damien Delaney as the Palace players were booed off at half-time on a miserable afternoon for Sam Allardyce against his former club.

Sunderland easily controlled the second half to secure their first away Premier League win in six games and join Palace on 19 points.

But David Moyes' side remain bottom of the table following Hull City's 2-0 victory over Liverpool.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Crystal Palace

  • 13Hennessey
  • 2WardBooked at 66mins
  • 6Dann
  • 27Delaney