Tottenham come from behind to beat Sunderland 2-1 in Premier League

Johannesburg, Dec 8: Tottenham Hotspur pursued their Premier League revival by coming from behind to win 2-1 away to bottom club Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Saturday, according to reports.

According to Sport24, a 50th-minute own goal from Sunderland captain John O’Shea settled the game, after Adam Johnson’s first-half opener was swiftly cancelled out by Spurs’ Brazil midfielder Paulinho.

Spurs went four games without a win last month, including a sobering 6-0 thrashing at Manchester City, but having also come from behind to win 2-1 at Fulham in mid-week, they are now moving in the right direction, the report said.

Saturday’s victory left Andre Villas-Boas’s side in sixth place in the table, two points below the Champions League places, after both Chelsea and Manchester City dropped points earlier in the day, the report added.

Sunderland, meanwhile, remain five points from safety at the foot of the table, having now gone four games without tasting victory since a 1-0 win at home to City on November 10, the report further said. (ANI)