With Gus Poyet at the helm, Sunderland pulls off a miracle survival

Thursday May 8th, 2014
Manager Gus Poyet (center) has led Sunderland to Premier League safety after a disastrous start.
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As Niall Quinn, the former Sunderland forward and chairman put it, "It's been a bad season with a lot of highs."

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