Following Sunderland’s two-nil victory over West Brom on Wednesday night, the Black Cats are all but mathematically safe following an incredible series of results. At the expense of Norwich City, who’s far inferior goal difference will keep them in the final relegation space even if results go their way on the final day, Sunderland have achieved the impossible.
It is a massive achievement for manager Gus Poyet who must have thought he had inherited a poison chalice reading some of the reviews of the state of Sunderland when he took over, in fact he would have been better off reading the best gambling sites reviewed, at least he would have read more accurate reviews than what some of the papers were saying.
They looked a certainty to be Championship bound at the end of the season, until an unexpected 2-2 draw against champions elect, Man City, and a run of 4 straight victories, including a win at Chelsea, since then. Maybe it was that win at Stamford Bridge that had the Black Cats really believing that they could do it. They inflicted upon Jose Mourinho his first ever Premier League defeat at Stamford Bridge, and continued their astounding momentum by doing so.
Manager, Gus Poyet, said following the game on Wednesday, ‘It’s one of the best days of my life… I will remember this day forever!’. And so he should! The Uruguayan was bought into the Stadium of Light following a controversial, and disappointing start to the campaign made by Paulo Di Canio. When entering into the job he was given the task of keeping the club in the top flight, and he has achieved it with one game to spare!