Following the festive fixtures in the Premier League, between Tuesday 20 December and Wednesday 4 January, Sunderland have come out on top with 10 points from their 4 fixtures.
Sunderland started with a 3-2 victory at Queens Park Rangers on Wednesday 21 following Wes Brown’s late winner after QPR had originally erased a 0-2 deficit on home soil.
On Boxing day, Sunderland were held 1-1 at home to Everton in a game they arguably deserved to win. Everton’s equaliser came through Leighton Baine’s controversially converted penalty after Leon Osman tripped himself in the box.
On New Year’s Day, Sunderland pulled off one of the surprises of the season when Ji Dong-Won scored a dramatic stoppage time winner against Manchester City. The Black Cats had limited time of possession throughout the game but defended outstandingly, aided with some fortune before stealing a winner in the dying seconds on the counter attack.
And last night Sunderland pulled off a convincing 4-1 victory at Wigan just 48 hours after their previous game.
Sunderland have had 8 different goalscorers during this time, with Stephane Sessegnon the only player to score twice.
Sunderland travel to Peterborough for their FA Cup 3rd round tie on Sunday before their next Premier League game at Chelsea on January 14.