SAFC lunchtime round-up: Jermain Defoe, Sam Allardyce’s Swansea boost, and Dame N’Doye

Patrick van Aanholt  and Jermain Defoe celebrate
Patrick van Aanholt and Jermain Defoe celebrate
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The morning after the night before ...

Despite the snow, all Sunderland fans remain on a high after the 4-2 win at Swansea.

And so do the players!

Hat-trick hero Jermain Defoe is relishing the revival, with five goals in successive Premier League games.

And he is now looking forward to a ‘special’ game at his former club Tottenham on Saturday. Read the story here.

Boss Sam Allardyce says Defoe is Sunderland’s ‘game-changer’ and will be the saviour in the battle against relegation. Click here.

Big Sam breathed a sigh of relief last night - not just because of the win but also because in the end Sunderland did not suffer as a result of a few mistakes from referee Graham Scott. Here are his thoughts.

Back to the game, who was your man of the match? Click here for Richard Mennear’s ratings.

Keep checking for updates - there will be more on the planned Dame N’Doye signing later this afternoon.