Former Sunderland star salutes crucial victory at Norwich

Former Sunderland star Michael Gray hailed the Black Cats' victory at Norwich in today's crucial Premier League showdown.

Saturday, 16th April 2016, 3:10 pm
Updated Saturday, 16th April 2016, 3:17 pm
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After goals from Fabio Borini, Jermain Defoe and sub Duncan Watmore steered Sam Allardyce’s side to within a point of fourth-bottom Norwich in the fight for survival, ex-England international Gray tweeted: “That was HUGE.... Well done lads.”

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Former Sunderland boss Terry Butcher, who had co-commented on Radio 5Live at Carrow Road, told the BBC: “It wasn’t the most complete performance. Sunderland had opportunities and took them, they looked stronger as the game went on.

“It is a nervous time in Norfolk, they have got to dwell on this for two weeks.”

The tension told on Sunderland-supporting Sky Sports presenter, and Echo columnist, David Jones, who greeted the final whistle with a tweet of “And breathe ..”