Video: Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland – injured Defoe embarrasses Dann as Black Cats secure rare win
Jermain Defoe embarrassed Scott Dann as Sunderland beat Crystal Palace to claim a rare and precious Premier League win on Monday night.
England hopeful Defoe, 33, boosted his Euro 2016 chances – and his club’s hopes of avoiding relegation – by scoring the only goal in a 1-0 victory at Selhurst Park.
The scrappy game’s decisive moment came after 80 minutes when Palace defender Dann attempted to block Defoe, who was chasing a long ball. The former Tottenham star’s desire was too strong, though, and he overpowered the foolish defender, before jinking around goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey to finish into an empty net.

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