Gary Lineker reacts on Twitter to Sunderland's survival

Sunderland managed to avoid relegation by beating Everton yesterday evening.

Gary Lineker has described Sunderland as the ‘perennial wrigglers’, after they avoided relegation once again.

The Black Cats have managed to produce great escape after great escape in recent years, to ensure that they have maintained their Premier League status.

Sunderland have spent more time in the bottom three than any other club this season, but they can no longer slide back into the drop zone.

Sunderland are four points clear of Newcastle United, as things stand, after they beat Everton yesterday evening.

The Wearsiders were in wonderful form at the Stadium of Light, as they picked up a 3-0 victory over Roberto Martinez’s struggling side.

Sunderland’s survival owes a lot to the impact Sam Allardyce has had since taking charge, with his January additions proving key in helping the Black Cats improve.

Allardyce has spoken of a desire to ensure that Sunderland are not in a relegation battle again next season, as they look to move forward.

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