Photo: Sebastian Larsson in action for Sunderland's under-21 side

Sebastian Larsson was back in action for Sunderland last night.


Sebastian Larsson continued his comeback from injury by starting for Sunderland's under-21 side last night.

The midfielder had been out of action since November, before coming off the bench for the last 14 minutes of Saturday's 1-1 draw with Southampton.

He played all 90 minutes of last night's match, in which Ola Toivonen also featured and scored twice, as the team beat Everton 3-2.

Larsson has made five starts this season plus a further seven appearances from the bench, and getting him back for the relegation run in is a big boost for the Black Cats.

He even provided an assist for youngster Tom Beadling to score from close range.

Sunderland do not have a Premier League fixture until March 20 when they face rivals Newcastle, and Larsson will hope his successful run out is enough to play him into contention for a start in the must win game at St James' Park.

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