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Sunderland Completes 'Miracle' Run to Stay in EPL
Guardian, May 8th, 2014 11:44AM

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Sunderland on Wednesday completed its great escape by beating West Bromwich Albion 2-0 at the Stadium of Light, a result that condemned 18th-place Norwich City to relegation, and confirmed that Gus Poyet’s men would stay in the Premier League next season. Barely three weeks ago, the Uruguayan tactician had said that only a miracle could save his team from dropping into the Championship, England’s second division, but his pessimism seemed to inspire the Black Cats, which have now taken 13 points from its last five games.

After the game, Poyet, who took over from Martin O’Neil last fall when the club was bottom of the league, described staying up as “the biggest achievement of my life.” He added: "I'm absolutely delighted, I'm proud and so pleased for the fans. It's been difficult, very difficult, but we've stayed up in a certain style, we're going to be remembered for this for a very long time. We've shown you can stay up despite being seven points adrift with a month left – but it'll be a miracle if something like this happens again … "

Once again, USA striker Jozy Altidore came off the bench for the Black Cats, managing to miss a chance crafted by the excellent Jack Colback on a play called offside. Colback had opened the scoring in the first half. Altidore has scored one EPL goal in 30 games.

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