Patrick van Aanholt’s free-kick wrong-footed Joel Robles in the Everton goal to give the hosts the lead in the 38th minute and set Sunderland on their way to a comfortable victory.
Lamine Kone then lashed home from eight yards to send Sunderland fans into raptures and his team 2-0 up at the break.
The defender added his second and his side’s third with 35 minutes remaining as Everton continued to show a lack of form that has plagued the second-half of their season and left Roberto Martinez’s future in doubt.In the opposite dugout, Sam Allardyce was celebrating keeping Sunderland up for a tenth successive campaign in the Premier League, a remarkable turnaround since he joined the club in October. They were then 19th in the table and Sunderland remain the team that has spent the most days out of any other in the league in the relegation zone this season.
Sunderland’s last 10 Premier League games:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 11, 2016
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