Jermain Defoe netted his 150th Premier League goal on Saturday, as Sunderland secured a precious 3-0 home win against Hull.
However, the game was temporarily suspended in the second-half after, in the mother of all ironies, the lights went out at the Stadium of Light.
Defoe netted his first-ever Premier League goal for West Ham in a 3-2 win over Ipswich on 28 October 2001. However, 15 years later, the striker showed his hasn’t lost his eye for a goal, netting the opener against Hull on 34 minutes.
That goal put Defoe into a select group of players to have hit the 150-mark in the Premier League – Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney, Andy Cole, Frank Lampard, Thierry Henry, Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen. Not a bad list!
However, soon after the break, a power failure saw the floodlights go out…
The delay was short-lived however, and the Black Cats would go to seal all three points via brace from Victor Anichebe.
A late sending-off for Papy Djilobodji took some of the shine off the result for the Black Cats, but the win sees David Moyes and co. move off the bottom of the table and to within three points of safetly.
As for Mike Phelan and Hull, they find themselves just one place and two points above Sunderland in the drop-zone.