Sunderland remain in relegation danger

Portsmouth made Sunderland pay for all their defensive lapses as they won, 3-1.
Sunderland made a bright start as Kenwyne Jones put them up. But the lead was shortlived as John Utaka scored the equalizer when Grant Leadbitter made a hash of a clearance gifting the ball to the Nigerian striker who converted.
Then Anton Ferdinand failed to clear the Portsmouth goalie’s long punt and Utaka gathered the ball and would have scored against Fulop even before Phil Bardsley’s desperate intervention resulted in an own goal.
Armand Traore put the icing on the cake with Portsmouth’s third. In between there were chances as Pompey waned but Sunderland failed to convert them.
It will be left to Chelsea, if they feel even the slightest bit magnanimous, to give Sunderland a chance to remain promoted.

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