BIRMINGHAM, England — Sunderland moved off the bottom of the Premier League table with a 0-0 draw at Aston Villa on Saturday.
Sunderland came closest to all three points in pursuit of its first league away win of the season.
Recalled striker Fabio Borini saw his glancing second-half header rebound off the crossbar, while Emanuele Giaccherini had a spectacular miss from just four yards (meters) just before the interval.
The Black Cats move above Crystal Palace, which lost 1-0 at Norwich .
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