THE Black Cats recent unlikely win over table-topping Manchester City helped one lucky punter win more than £7,000 – on just a £5 bet.
The lucky supporter staked the amount on three of the most improbable Premier League results of the season earlier this month.
He won £7,590 when they all proved correct.
The unnamed Everton fan successfully predicted that strugglers Blackburn Rovers would win at Manchester United, mid-table Aston Villa would win at Chelsea and Sunderland would beat Premier League leaders City.
Rovers stunned United 3-2 and Villa won 3-1 at Stamford Bridge earlier this month, while a last-gasp goal earned Sunderland a 1-0 home win over The Blues.
The odds on the punter being successful were massive.
A spokesman for bookmakers William Hill said: “To find three of the least predictable results of the season and put them in a virtually impossible treble leaves us very relieved he was only prepared to risk a fiver on the outcome.
“The Blackburn game saw the biggest winning Premier League odds we have ever offered, 22-1 for them to win at Old Trafford and by adding Sunderland and Villa to the mix, the lucky punter beat odds of 1517-1.”