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  1. Defoe scores 150th PL goal
  2. Both sides inside relegation zone
  3. One change for Sunderland: Denayer for Pienaar
  4. Three changes for Hull inc PL debut for 17-year-old Tymon

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By Jamie Strickland

All times stated are UK

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    Sunderland 3 Hull City 0

    Sunderland are off the bottom of the Premier League after a deserved win.

  2. 'This could change their season'

    Sunderland 3-0 Hull

    Garth Crooks

    Former Spurs striker on Final Score

    Defoe and Anichebe! This could transform Sunderland's season, if the manager is bold enough and brave enough to play them both together.

    In his career David Moyes has been too cautious and negative for his own good. 

  3. RED CARD for Sunderland

    Papy Djilobodji  

    A needless second booking for the Sunderland defender. He goes in late on Bowen and referee mason gives him his marching orders.

    Too late to affect the game but so, so needless.

  4. GOAL for Sunderland

    Sunderland 3 Hull City 0

    Anichebe does it again. He's now got three in two and this was a thumping finish. Defoe picked out the powerful forward, he controlled in the area and beat his man before thumping a powerful strike in off the post. 

    Game over.

    Victor Anichebe celebrates scoring their third
  5. CLOSE!

    Sunderland 2 Hull City 0

    Hull so close to getting one back there but three times they are denied in quick succession. 

    First Curtis Davies drew a brilliant save from Jordan Pickford with a header from a corner, then Mbokani's follow-up header was cleared off the line by Patrick van Aanholt, who was there again to deny David Meyler.

    Just not the visitors' day.

  6. Penalty shout for Hull

    The scoreline might be in Sunderland's favour but I think we're now level in the wrongly-rejected-penalty-claims category.

    Hull's Clucas burst into the area and appeared to get tagged by McNair and went over.

    Referee Lee Mason having none of it though. 

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    Graham Megennis: Even Alanis Morissette didn't consider a floodlight failure at the Stadium of Light.

    Lights out

    Hull going for it here and it's one youngster for another. 

    Twenty-year-old striker Jarrod Bowen comes on for teenage full-back Josh Tymon, who put in a good shift for the Tigers on his Premier League debut.

  9. Collector's item

    That was just the second time in his career that Anichebe scored in back-to-back Premier League games.

    The last time was waaaaay back in September 2012.


    Hull are not giving this one up just yet. 

    The ever-threatening Robert Snodgrass attempts a clever, looping overhead kick but Jordan Pickford is equal to it and tips the ball away to safety.

    Nice moment involving two players in fine form this season. 

  11. GOAL for Sunderland

    Sunderland 2 Hull City 0

    Victor Anichebe. 

    You sense Sunderland have just wrapped this one up.

    Good work in the build up by full-back Patrick van Aanholt, who cut in from the left and ran across the 18-yard line before picking out Anichebe, who cut inside Tymon and drilled low past Marshall.   

    Victor Anichebe
  12. Post update

    Sunderland 1 Hull City 0

    When Hull do come forward they are doing so in plenty of numbers. 

    Snodgrass, Henriksen, Livermore, Clucas and Mason are all willing runners and they are flooding the Sunderland half when they do get on the front foot.

    The look like they have a goal in them this afternoon.

    Sam Clucas
  13. CLOSE!

    Glorious chance for Hull's Ryan Mason there but he badly fluffed his lines .

    Great work down the left by Robert Snodgrass created the opening but the midfielder lacked composure and dragged his left-foot shot wide.

  14. Post update

    Both teams have been feeling their way back into the match after that delay. 

    Sunderland are getting a bit bolder now and have just forced a corner after Anichebe's shot was blocked.

  15. Play resumes

    Play was suspended for 10 minutes in total there - so we resume in the 49th minute. 

    A late finish beckons. 

    It still looks pretty dark in some areas and there's a general half-light feel across the whole pitch.

  16. You can rely on football fans

    "We play in the dark, we play in the dark, we are Sunderland, we play in the dark," comes the chant from the stands.

    Nice one.

    Floodlight faliure
  17. Suits and clipboards in evidence

    Important looking men have begun milling around the tunnel area. 

    The delay is around 10 minutes now.

    Lee Mason is chatting with Sunderland boss David Moyes and Hull's Mike Phelan.

    They're all having a good laugh about it at least.

  18. Post update

    I went to see a Take That gig at the Stadium of Light once (my wife made me on pain of something or other - death probably).

    The atmosphere was not unlike this to be honest.   

  19. Lights still out

    The lights are still not back on and referee Lee Mason is taking the players off.

    With that, the lights come back on. Well, some of them anyway.

    Ironic cheers from the fans follow...

  20. Floodlight failure klaxon

    The Stadium of Light has dark.

    Talk among yourselves.

    The light of thousands of mobile phones instantly illuminate the stands.