Sunderland thrash Darlington 5-1 at Heritage Park in their pre-season friendly.
Steven Fletcher marked his return with two goals as Sunderland beat Darlington 5-1 at Heritage Park this afternoon.
Fletcher notched twice in the opening 20 minutes of his first game since March, sending Gus Poyet's men in at the break with a comfortable 2-0 lead.
Emanuele Giaccherini and Connor Wickham added further goals in the second half before Gary Brown netted a consolation for Martin Gray's Quakers.
Debutant Jordi Gomez also got on the score sheet for Sunderland, blasting home the pick of the afternoon's goals to make it 5-1.
Sunderland next pre-season friendly is against Carlisle on Tuesday
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