Fulham 1-3 Sunderland Highlights

Sunderland cruised past Fulham with an away win that looks to have secured their Premier League status – and doomed Roy Hodgson’s side to relgation.

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Danny Collins nodded the visitors ahead just before half-time and substitute Michael Chopra doubled their lead with a clever lob just after the break. Cottagers substitute David Healy fired home from 20 yards on 73 minutes but Kenwyne Jones rolled home instantly. Fulham remain six points from safety with just five games remaining. The in-form visitors went into the match knowing a win would virtually guarantee their future in the top-flight, while Fulham knew that anything but victory would mean little hope of survival. The Cottagers duly sprang out of the traps with some early pressure and, on 13 minutes, striker Brian McBride should have done better than to head straight into the arms of Craig Gordon when free in the box from 12 yards out. Seconds later Welsh midfielder Simon Davies hammered a shot just over the bar from outside the box.

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