It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. Sunderland played absolutely dreadfully in the first half, went down a goal, got a player sent off and failed to spark any real emotion from the crowd. Then the tide turned in the second half where Stoke City showed why they still haven’t escaped the battle to avoid relegation.
If you missed the match, here are the highlights from the battle to escape relegation featuring Sunderland Stoke City. Due to rights restrictions, the video is only playable in the United States.