OLIVER HOLT AT THE BRITANNIA STADIUM: Sunderland's battle to beat the drop was resurrected with almost the final kick of the match at Stoke City.
Stoke manager Mark Hughes felt his side were denied victory against Sunderland by what he deemed to be a poor decision from referee Craig Pawson.
There was a very mixed review for referee Craig Pawson and his officiating team from Sam Allardyce after Sunderland had snatched a 1-1 draw at Stoke thanks to an injury-time Jermain Defoe penalty.
Sam Allardyce blamed nerves for Sunderland's below-par performance at Stoke and was relieved to come away with a draw.
Jermain Defoe's stoppage-time penalty rescues a dramatic point for Sunderland, but the Black Cats still drop into the bottom three.
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