Norwich City 0 Sunderland 3: Match report, ratings, pictures and reaction from the win at Carrow Road

Fabio Borini in action for Sunderland at Norwich City
Fabio Borini in action for Sunderland at Norwich City
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Sunderland were triumphant in the huge bottom-of-the-table clash at Carrow Road this lunchtime.

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Chris Young, Richard Mennear and Frank Reid were there bringing you the very best build-up, match action and post-match reaction as third-bottom Sunderland take on 17th-placed Norwich.

Goals from Fabio Borini, Jermain Defoe and Duncan Watmore sealed the superb 3-0 win to close the gap on relegation rivals Norwich City.

Read Chris Young's full-time whistle match report here:

There were a few contenders for the man of the match award; Fabio Borini and Lee Cattermole caught the eye.

Who was your man of the match?

Read Richard Mennear's player ratings here:

Sam Allardyce and the Sunderland bench were caught up in a touchline tussle early on in the game.

"I was protecting my box and my players at the time. I got a bit carried away, there was a lot of emotion in the game.

"It was such a big game and I don't know why they came running over as much as they did but I was going to protect my players and mob," Allardyce said.

Read what the Sunderland manager had to say about it here:

Allardyce was delighted with the efforts of his Sunderland squad.

"To get 3-0 is a massive result and massive performance from the lads," he said.

"It gives us a lot more hope. The goal difference could be a factor, with only five games to go."

Read his full post-match comments here: