People were absolutely chuffed for Sunderland that they didn't get relegated from the Premier League


The Stadium of Light was truly lit up with relief and celebration as Sunderland fought off relegation from the Premier League with ease.

Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone celebrates after the final whistle
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In a thrilling end to a turbulent season for the Black Cats, the team smashed in three goals to deservedly stay up for the 10th year in a row as Everton put on a fairly shambolic show in return.

The battle was virtually won for Sunderland before the end of the first half, when Patrick van Aanholt and Lamine Kone both scored within a few minutes of each other. Kone then battered another home just 10 minutes into the second half to seal the deal.

Sunderland's Lamine Kone celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's second goal
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Fans watching the game were seriously impressed with the quality of Sunderland's play.

And they were VERY impressed with Sam Allardyce for bringing the team back from the brink at the end of 2015.

Viewers were seriously unimpressed, however, with Everton who really haven't had a good run of late.

Sunderland's victory means Norwich and Newcastle have been relegated from the League, the latter of which being a key rival and former team for manager Big Sam.