Defoe, 32-years-old at the time, met a Steven Fletcher header to thump a looping shot into the top corner from 22 yards as Sunderland won their first match in nine Premier League games.
But what happened to the starting XI and subs from that day? Scroll down and click through the pages to find out.
1. Costel Pantillimon
Pantilimon was loaned to Cypriot First Division side AC Omonia by Championship Nottingham Forest for the remainder of the season in January.
Photo: Mark Runnacles
2. Billy Jones
Jones now plays his football for Sunderland’s League One rivals Rotherham United.
Photo: Matthew Lewis
3. Patrick Van Aanholt
In 2017, Van Aanholt moved to Crystal Palace on a four-and-a-half-year deal for an initial fee of £9 million, rising to £14 million.
Photo: Michael Regan
4. John O’Shea
After retirement as a player with Championship Reading club in July 2019, O'Shea joined the backroom team as a first-team coach.
Photo: Ian MacNicol