Apr 7, 2014 at 8pm UK at ​White Hart Lane
SpursTottenham Hotspur
5-1
Sunderland
Adebayor (28', 86'), Kane (59'), Eriksen (78'), Sigurdsson (90')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Cattermole (17')
Alonso (22'), Cattermole (42')

Gus Poyet: 'We need a miracle'

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet looks on before the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Sunderland at Craven Cottage on January 11, 2014
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Sunderland manager Gus Poyet admits that his side now need a "miracle" to stay up following their 5-1 defeat to Tottenham this evening.

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has admitted that his side need a "miracle" to avoid relegation from the Premier League following their defeat to Tottenham Hotspur this evening.

The Black Cats took the lead at White Hart Lane courtesy of Lee Cattermole's first goal for the club but collapsed in the second half as Spurs cruised to a 5-1 victory.

The result leaves Sunderland rock bottom of the table, seven points from safety, and Poyet acknowledged that his side would need to pull off something special to stay up.

"I think the desire is there but we are missing a few things that are very important in football, the quality in certain moments be it scoring a goal or defending," Poyet told BBC Sport.

"There are plenty of things we could improve but there is nowhere to hide, I am the manager and I take responsibility.

"Sometimes the table doesn't lie. It would be a miracle to stay up, I am realistic if we did not win a game in the last seven and now we need to win four from seven."

Things don't get any easier for Sunderland with matches against Everton, Manchester City and Chelsea in the next two weeks.

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his team's second goal with Christian Eriksen and Aaron Lennon during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland at White Hart Lane on April 7, 2014
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