Sunderland have done it again, fighting off relegation from the Premier League in dramatic fashion.
The Black Cats defeated Everton 3-0 last night to condemn Norwich City and their local rivals Newcastle United to relegation to the Championship.
The result was worthy of their recent performances and in the end they deserve to stay up ahead of their relegation rivals.
This year it was Sam Allardyce who led them to safety, again proving himself a survival specialist in the Premier League.
His efforts with the club have certainly been lauded by plenty in the wake of their successful survival fight and now a former Sunderland manager has joined that chorus of appreciation.
Peter Reid, who spent seven years as manager of Sunderland, sent Allardyce this tweet earlier today:
There was, of course, undoubtedly some champagne popped on Wearside last night – even though Sunderland still have one Premier League game to go against Watford on Sunday.
Now the attention will turn to next season, when Sam Allardyce will be hoping to guide Sunderland to something a little more ambitious then another relegation scrap.