FULL-TIME REPORT – The first half at the Stadium of Light saw goals from both sides but Chelsea just edged it with a stoppage time goal from Matic to make the score Sunderland 1 – 2 Chelsea.
As the second half began, Sunderland heaped the pressure on the Chelsea defence with one-two’s around the edge of the box but they couldn’t manage a decent shot.
Chelsea caught Sunderland on the break a couple of times, Diego Costa having two good chances inside the hour mark to take the game from Sunderland but both times he only found the keeper with his efforts.
Sunderland striker Fabio Borini hits a superb shot in the 68th minute, although the shot was deflected it finds itself in the back of the net and Sunderland find themselves back in the game. The score level at 2-2.
Immediately after the restart, relegation battlers Sunderland take the lead 3-2. A cross from the right hand side finds Jermaine Defoe around the penalty spot, Defoe strikes the ball cleanly and fires into the bottom corner of the net. Sunderland lead 3-2 with 20 minutes to go.
A lot of pressure from Chelsea with 15 minutes to go are leaving the Blues tight at the back and leaving them open to big counter attacks from Sunderland. Chelsea being left frustrated.
Into stoppage time of the game and Chelsea captain John Terry commits himself to a challenge, gets it wrong and see’s the red card.
Chelsea struggled to get the ball forward to really threaten Sunderland with an equaliser and the game fizzles out for Chelsea and Sunderland take all three points. A massive 3 points for Sunderland!
SUNDERLAND 3 – 2 CHELSEA
Khazri 41′ Costa 14′
Borini 67′ Matic 45+4′
Defoe 70′ Terry sent off 90+5