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PREMIER LEAGUE: Sunderland crash at home to Fulham

Fulham won for only the second time away from home this campaign as they comprehensively beat Sunderland 3-0 at the Stadium of Light. The Black cats are enduring a miserable end to the season not helped by loss of form and a long injury list and Fulham did not have to work too hard to claim the spoils.

Just after the half-hour Gael Kakuta scored his first Fulham goal, bundling the ball home as Sunderland's defenders hesitated.

Lee Cattermole then missed a simple opportunity to level which summed up the Black Cats afternoon.

A disappointing second half display saw Sunderland rarely look like mounting a fightback and Simon Davies scored twice to seal an emphatic victory for the Cottagers.

Referee: Howard Webb

Venue: Stadium of Light Attendance: 39,576

Sunderland scorers: Fulham scorers: Kakuta 33, Davies 61, 73

SUNDERLAND 22 Mignolet 02 Bardsley 04 Turner 15 Onuoha 06 Cattermole 08 Malbranque (Zenden 75) 10 Henderson (Lynch 76) 11 Muntari (Ferdinand 66) 25 Colback 27 Elmohamady 28 Sessegnon (yellow card)

Substitutes 24 Carson, 05 Mensah, 29 Ferdinand, 34 Adams, 07 Zenden, 16 Riveros, 38 Lynch

FULHAM 01 Schwarzer 03 Salcido 06 Baird 14 Senderos 18 Hughes 07 Sidwell 13 Murphy (Etuhu 79) 29 Davies 22 Gudjohnsen 24 Kakuta (Greening 62) 25 Zamora (Johnson 79)

Substitutes 12 Stockdale, 02 Kelly, 20 Etuhu, 27 Greening, 08 Johnson, 30 Dembele, 33 Hoesen

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