Oh to be a fly on the wall of the Crystal Palace dressing room after that shambolic showing at Selhurst Park against Sunderland today.
After breaking the bank on transfer deadline day, former one-game England boss Sam Allardyce must have been smashing the half-time gravy boats as they found themselves 4-0 down at the break to their fellow relegation strugglers.
First half goals from Lamine Kone, Ibrahim Ndong and a brace from Jermaine Defoe was enough to seal a precious away victory for David Moyes and his Black Cats.
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) February 4, 2017
The victory wasn’t enough to move them off the bottom of the Premier League, but it did move them level on points with Palace, who are a place above them. Sunderland are now just two points from safety and they even caused an eight swing in terms of goal difference with the Eagles thanks to the whopping win.
Incredibly five of our punters correctly called the unbelievable scoreline pre-match, beating odds of 425/1 to land their winnings. One of them happened to have £10 on the result, netting himself over £4,000! Haway The Lads!
When you consider that Sunderland had lost their previous five Premier League games away from the Stadium of Light, it was one hell of a call from our crafty customers.