Younes Kaboul gushes over Fabio Borini goal

The French defender cannot get over the quality of the goal.


Younes Kaboul has told Sunderland's official website how he was left astonished by the quality of Fabio Borini's strike in Tuesday's 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace.

The Italian scored one of the goals of the season the other night, and in timely fashion as his last-minute beauty earned a valuable point for the Black Cats in their relegation fight.

The point proved enough to lift Sam Allardyce's men out of the drop zone, and the French defender is urging his team-mates to build on the draw by beating Southampton this weekend.

“Fabio scored a goal from another world,” said Kaboul to Sunderland's official website.

“He came on and made the difference with the goal and it was a tough game, but we made it difficult for ourselves rather than Palace making it difficult for us.

“Now we have to travel to Southampton and ensure we take something from the game.”

Relegation battles can be won from unexpected moments of genius, and Sunderland fans will hope that is the first of many goals from Borini over the next few months.

Two years ago, it was Borini who stepped up to the plate and almost single-handedly preserved the club's top-flight status with a string of goals to keep Gus Poyet's men in the division.

It was only the Italian's third Premier League goal in 17 appearances this season, but the ex-Liverpool man, as noted above, certainly has the pedigree to improve on that haul when the going gets tough.

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