FIVE things we learnt from Sunderland today

Sunderland emerged victorious in what was a desperately poor game at the Stadium of Light this afternoon.

Steve Bruce and the supporters won’t mind one iota as the 1-0 win and three points see the Mackems move up into the top seven of the Premier League. Sunderland are certainly more than capable of challenging for a UEFA spot this season and the ability to grind out results like this one will more than aid their quest.

So what are the five things we learnt from Sunderland today?