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')

Result: Tottenham Hotspur come from behind to thrash Sunderland

Tottenham Hotspur come from a goal down to thrash struggling Sunderland 5-1 in their Premier League clash at White Hart Lane this evening.

Tottenham Hotspur came back from a goal down to thrash Sunderland 5-1 at White Hart Lane this evening, picking up three points that lift them back up to sixth in the Premier League table.

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© Getty Images

The hosts almost took the lead after just six minutes when Christian Eriksen's attempted cross was deflected towards goal by Marcos Alonso, forcing Vito Mannone to tip it over the top.

Sunderland came close in the 15th minute as Adam Johnson's delivery was met by Wes Brown, whose powerful header flew narrowly past the post.

Gus Poyet's side did have the lead moments later, however, as Vlad Chiriches gifted the ball to Lee Cattermole with a poor pass, allowing the midfielder to slot home his first goal for the club with Hugo Lloris out of position.

Lee Cattermole of Sunderland celebrates scoring the opening goal with Fabio Borini of Sunderland during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland at White Hart Lane on April 7, 2014© Getty Images

Harry Kane, Kyle Naughton and Emmanuel Adebayor all threatened to equalise for the hosts before Fabio Borini linked up with Cattermole to test Lloris with a low drive.

Spurs did level things up shortly before the half-hour mark, however, as Eriksen's cross picked out Adebayor to bundle the ball home in untidy fashion.

Emmanuel Adebayor of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland at White Hart Lane on April 7, 2014© Getty Images

The hosts were ahead in the 59th minute as Eriksen again acted as the creator, sending a fine pass through to Kane, who slotted the ball past Mannone for his first ever Premier League goal.

Sunderland came close to restoring parity with 15 minutes remaining when Borini nodded the ball down for Ignacio Scocco, who fired a well-struck half-volley into the side-netting.

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur scores his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland at White Hart Lane on April 7, 2014© Getty Images

Spurs wrapped up the points just three minutes later, however, as Adebayor and Nacer Chadli combined to set up Eriksen, who picked out the bottom corner for a goal of his own.

The hosts made it four late on when Kane's weak effort snuck under Mannone but not over the line, allowing Adebayor to pounce and tap in his second of the night.

Things got even worse for the Black Cats as they shipped a fifth goal in stoppage time as Gylfi Sigurdsson capped off the scoring to give his side a comfortable three points.

Emmanuel Adebayor of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland at White Hart Lane on April 7, 2014
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