19 Nov 2012

Sunderland beat Fulham

9:03 am on 19 November 2012

Sunderland have registered their first English Premier League away win since February and ended a run of five games without victory by overcoming 10-man Fulham 3-1 at Craven Cottage.

Brede Hangeland was sent off after half an hour for a reckless tackle.

Steven Fletcher's opener for the visitors was cancelled out by Mladen Petric but goals from Carlos Cuellar and Stephane Sessegnon gave Sunderland the win.

With 10 goals to their name, Martin O'Neill's men are no longer the lowest-scoring team out of England's 92 league clubs.

Victory lifted the Black Cats above Wigan Athletic into 15th place, three points above the relegation zone, while Fulham remain ninth.