SUNDERLAND, England — Sunderland moved out of the relegation zone Saturday after scoring two late goals to beat 10-man Stoke 2-0 in the Premier League.
Ryan Shawcross was sent off in the 47th minute for a second yellow card and the Black Cats finally took advantage through Patrick Van Aanholt's 25-yard shot in the 82nd.
Two minutes later, Duncan Watmore added a second. He broke free down the right and drilled a low shot inside the far post.
Sunderland secured its first back-to-back victories of the season, signaling that new manager Sam Allardyce is making progress in turning things around.
Midtable Stoke has 19 points from 14 matches.
Sunderland's Jeremain Lens, right, vies for the ball with Stoke City's Glen Johnson, during their English Premier League soccer match between Sunderland and Stoke City at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
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