Next Match: away to Cardiff, December 28
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet hailed keeper Vito Mannone for the string of saves that helped secure a 1-0 win against 10-man Everton. Sunderland's winner came in the 25th minute via a penalty from on-loan Swansea midfielder Ki Sung-yueng, who had gone down in the box under a challenge from Tim Howard that earned the Toffees stopper a straight red card. Despite having only 10 men from there, the hosts responded strongly and Mannone produced a series of impressive saves in the second half to help keep Everton at bay. Poyet said: "Our goalkeeper was outstanding. Sometimes strikers get all the credit, but sometimes you need a goalkeeper to win you a game and today Vito probably won the game for us."