Fulham 1-4 Sunderland Stas and Highlights
Adam Johnson’s hat-trick helped Sunderland thrash Fulham to move off the bottom of the Premier League.
Johnson put the visitors ahead, curling in a 25-yard free-kick, before his low set-piece was steered in by Ki Sung-Yueng from 12 yards for 2-0.
Fulham pulled a goal back when Steve Sidwell headed in Damien Duff’s corner.
But Johnson grabbed his second with a low shot, before completing his hat-trick with a penalty after Philippe Senderos fouled Jozy Altidore.
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Venue: Craven Cottage
Date: Saturday, 11 January, 2014
Kick off: 15:00 GMT
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0-1 Johnson 29′
0-2 Ki Sung-Young 41′
1-2 Sidwell 52′
1-3 Johnson 69′
1-4 Johnson(Penalty) 85′
Fulham won the last meeting between the clubs at the Stadium of Light, Pajtim Kasami scoring the only goal.
Sunderland were victorious at Craven Cottage last season, winning 3-1 in one of only four successes away from home last season.
The Cottagers have won eight of 19 Premier League encounters, with four victories for the Black Cats.
Fulham’s 42 goals conceded this season is the most of any Premier League team.
The Cottagers have conceded the first goal in a league-high 15 games but have fought back to win three games from losing positions, the joint second best record.
They have not drawn a Premier League match in 16 fixtures since a 1-1 draw with West Brom on 14 September.
Dimitar Berbatov has scored nine goals in his last nine league appearances in January.
Sunderland are unbeaten in their last four away matches in the league, their best run since a six-game streak between August-November 1999.
They remain the only team in the bottom eight not to have won a game against another side currently in that section of the Premier League table.
The Wearsiders have scored only five goals on their travels this season, one-third of their entire league tally.
Gus Poyet’s side have won just once in the top flight on the back of their four Capital One Cup ties this season.
Lee Cattermole has scored just four career league goals, one of which came against Fulham while at Middlesbrough in August 2007.