Altidore's Sunderland survives in miracle finish
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Jozy Altidore's Sunderland defeated West Bromwich Albion, 2-0, in
their English Premier League makeup game on Wednesday, capping a remarkable streak of five games where the Black Cats went from seven points in the relegation zone to survival with a game to spare.
But Altidore, who missed from six yards on a play called offside, punctuated a frustrating season that has seen him score just one EPL goal in 30 games and lose his starting job.
Black Cats looked to be dead when they fell at Tottenham, 5-1, prompting their manager, Gus Poyet, to say they needed a miracle to stay in the EPL. But they'll
be staying up thanks a draw at Manchester City -- after conceding a last-minute goal -- and victories at Chelsea and Manchester United and at home against Cardiff City and West Brom. Altidore played
just 78 minutes during the five-game run.
The loss to Tottenham completed a string of eight games with one point -- the same streak Sunderland began the season with.
Altidore Playing Time:
MIN. MATCH, SCORE
0 at Manchester City, 2-2
at Chelsea, 2-1
0 Sunderland , 4-0
25 at Manchester United, 1-0
29 West Bromwich 2-0
Total: 78 minutes
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