Tottenham come from behind to beat Sunderland 2-1 in Premier League
Johannesburg: Tottenham Hotspur pursued their Premier League revival by coming from behind to win 2-1 away to bottom club Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Saturday, according to reports.
According to Sport24, a 50th-minute own goal from Sunderland captain John O`Shea settled the game, after Adam Johnson`s first-half opener was swiftly cancelled out by Spurs` Brazil midfielder Paulinho.
Spurs went four games without a win last month, including a sobering 6-0 thrashing at Manchester City, but having also come from behind to win 2-1 at Fulham in mid-week, they are now moving in the right direction, the report said.
Saturday`s victory left Andre Villas-Boas`s side in sixth place on the table, two points below the Champions League places, after both Chelsea and Manchester City dropped points earlier in the day, the report added.
Sunderland , meanwhile, remain five points from safety at the foot of the table, having now gone four games without tasting victory since a 1-0 win at home to City on November 10, the report further said.