Sunderland 1-1 Stoke City

Sunderland show survival spirit

May 6, 2013
By Kristan Heneage
The final throe of the Premier League season is oft when heroes are forged and villains cast. Decisions made replay through a player's mind as the season is dissected meticulously and key moments come to the fore.

In the 33rd minute it appeared that Craig Gardner had decided to take the latter role. A wild reckless lunge on Charlie Adam had seen his season ended and Sunderland's potential ascent to victory chronically steepen. Already a goal down following the expected avenue of a set ...

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