Sunderland have now taken seven points from their last three Premier League games after beating Everton 2-0 at Goodison Park.
The Black Cats climbed out of the relegation zone thanks to a huge win which came courtesy of two very scrappy goals.
Everton bossed the game, in terms of possession and chances, but Sunderland broke the deadlock against the run of play on 53 minutes, when Jordi Gomez hit a hopeful shot that found the back of the net via a deflection off teammate Danny Graham, giving the former Swansea man his first goal for the Wearsiders.
The Toffees continued to look the more likely side to score, but Sunderland netted again late on, when Jermain Defoe flicked home a cross from substitute Adam Johnson, who was booed everytime he touched the ball.
Defoe’s goal was a typical poacher’s effort, but it was also slightly conroversial – as replays showed that he sent the ball into the net using his hand.
Everton had 16 corners during the match, compared to Sunderland’s one.
Watch the goals below…