Jermain Defoe claimed a crucial point for Sunderland in their 1-1 draw at Stoke City's Britannia Stadium on Saturday but it was not enough to stop the Wearsiders from slipping back into the relegation zone with three games to go.
Former Spurs and Toronto player Defoe was the coolest man in the stadium as he stepped up in the third minute of added time to calmly stroke home a penalty in front of 3,000 anxious Sunderland fans, a penalty he had won when he was brought down by U.S. international Geoff...
Sam Allardyce blamed nerves for Sunderland's below-par performance at Stoke and was relieved to come away with a draw.
Sunderland looked set to suffer a hugely costly defeat in their battle against relegation after Marko Arnautovic put the hosts ahead in the 50th minute.
Sunderland offered little but Jermain Defoe won an injury-time penalty when he went down under Geoff Cameron's challenge and the striker confidently dispatched his 14th Premier League goal of the season.