Game of the Day: SAFC 3 Burnley 2

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by Ashley Houghton

Take a look back at five-goal thriller from 2007.

Carlos Edwards’ stunning winner against Burnley earned Sunderland a 3-2 victory and put Roy Keane's side in the driving seat in the Championship title race.

Boss Keane praised his side’s character in a game which saw the Black Cats move four points clear at the top of the table.

Having gone 2-1 behind, a David Connolly penalty, one of three spot-kicks in the match, levelled the score before Edwards struck a sensational winner.

Daryl Murphy tapped in to give the hosts the lead on the quarter hour before Connolly missed the game’s first penalty after he himself was fouled.

Andy Gray levelled for the Clarets from the spot after Wade Elliott was brought down and it was Elliott who gave the visitors the lead early in the second half.

After Edwards was brought down in the area, Connolly made no mistake in converting his second penalty to level the scores just before the hour mark.

The Trinidad and Tobago international struck his wonderful winner just ten minutes from time, sending the season best crowd of 44,448 into raptures.

The winger advanced before letting fly with a long-range blast which fizzed into the net to win the game.

The victory meant a Sunderland victory on the final day of the season would secure a return to the top flight.

The Black Cars obliged with a 5-0 thumping of Luton Town at Kenilworth Road.

Sunderland: Ward, Simpson, Nosworthy, Evans, Collins, Edwards, Whitehead, Miller (Leadbitter, 73), Stokes (Hysen, 71), Murphy, Connolly (John, 86).

Subs Not Used: Fulop, Yorke.