The Black Cats defeated Chelsea today to put Newcastle and Norwich into big trouble at the foot of the table. Joe Dyer has the betting headlines from that game and the rest of today's Premier League fixtures in his wrap...
"While United dream of a return to the Champions League, Norwich are having Championship nightmares. The Canaries look sure to drop back down, and can be backed at 1.021/50 to do so."
A stunning come-from-behind win for Sunderland at home to Chelsea ensured the Black Cats landed a significant blow in the relegation battle on a dramatic day in the top-flight.
With neither Norwich or Newcastle able to win, that result at the Stadium of Light made waves in the Relegation betting, but the fight for a Champions League place could go to the wire.
The early fixture pitted a top-four chaser against a relegation battler when Manchester United went to Norwich and the table didn't lie with Louis van Gaal's side emerging triumphant.
United now trail neighbours City by just one point, both clubs having played 36 games. City host Arsenal on Sunday while United are next out on Tuesday night at West Ham for the London club's last ever game at the Boleyn Ground. The top four fight looks like going down to the final game of the season - current odds make City 1.331/3 and United 3.39/4 to end the season in the Champions League places.
While United dream of a return to the Champions League, Norwich are having Championship nightmares. The Canaries look sure to drop back down, and can be backed at 1.021/50 to do so.
Newcastle are 1.111/9 to join them there after a toothless display at Villa Park where they were unable to score against the top-flight's worst defence. Fortunately perhaps for Rafa Benitez's side, Villa couldn't sign off with a goal for their fans either, and they trail Sunderland (themselves backed at a low of 1.152/13 in the Relegation market but now a 7.26/1 shot) by a point having played a game more.
Sunderland's 3-2 win came courtesy of two second-half goals to land winning Correct Score bets at 65.064/1 on the Exchange. Sam Allardyce's side touched 26.025/1 to win, while Over 4.5 Goals was backed at 10.09/1. You can't say Defoe didn't warn you - watch the exclusive clip below where JD tells us "We will stay up".
West Ham were well-fancied to get the better of Swansea in their penultimate home match but it all went horribly wrong for Slaven Bilic's side. The Welsh side scored two goals in each half in a crushing 4-1 defeat for the hammers. A Swansea win including four goals or more was backed at 170.0169/1.
FA Cup finalists Crystal Palace enjoyed a come-from-behind defeat of Stoke as they continued their Wembley warm-up. Alan Pardew's men were backed at a high of 6.25/1 to win the match.
Bournemouth's last home game of the season ended in a 1-1 draw against West Brom.