Tottenham Hotspur moved up to fourth in the Premier League table with a 2-1 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
Asamoah Gyan scored his 10th goal of the season on 11 minutes while William Gallas was off the pitch changing his boots, and Gallas was again involved when Craig Gordon let Michael Dawson’s 44th-minute header through his legs to let Spurs pull level. Niko Kranjcar then scored his second match-winning goal in as many games to again seal a first win on Wearside in a decade for Spurs.
Tottenham are now three points above Chelsea, although their vastly inferior goal difference means their London rivals can regain fourth spot with a derby win at Fulham on Monday night. Defeat for Sunderland means they missed out on the chance to move above Liverpool and up into sixth place.
Spurs have now recouped 20 points from losing positions this season, while Sunderland have dropped as many after being ahead this term, respectively making them the most resilient and profligate sides in the top flight.