Mark Warburton's Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers were demolished at Parkhead.
The Ivorian defender had been linked with an exit from Sunderland throughout the summer.
QPR were on the end of a battering on Tuesday night, losing 6-0 to Newcastle.
Everton winger Yannick Bolasie set up Romelu Lukaku for a goal against Sunderland.
Aston Villa are currently in 18th place in the Championship table.
Mark Warburton's Glasgow Rangers side were thumped 5-1 on a day were nothing went right for them.
West Ham co-chairman responds to disenfranchised fan.
Wembley will feel like home for Tottenham Hotspur.
Ian Wright says the effort of Celtic players cannot be faulted.
Newcastle United have won their last five Championship matches.
The academy product could be on his way out of White Hart Lane.
After leaving Preston, 34-year-old Allardyce – nicknamed Super Sam Bionic Man during his Bolton career – takes a player-coach role with West Brom.
As the arch winner José Mourinho will be disappointed with this defeat, though a game played in stifling heat was never really about the result.