A fantastic result - Larsson

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by Stuart Vose

Swede delighted with maximum points haul at the Bridge.

Seb Larsson has urged his side to build on a “fantastic” win at Chelsea as they hunt for precious points in the final run-in.

Connor Wickham and Fabio Borini found the net as Sunderland stunned Jose Mourinho's Blues, running out 2-1 victors at Stamford Bridge.

A return of four points from back-to-back away games has seen Sunderland gain ground on their rivals having also claimed a useful draw at Manchester City in midweek.

“Obviously it was a fantastic result today, you can't really say anything else,” Larsson told SAFSee afterwards.

“It's the first time a Mourinho team has lost here in the Barclays Premier League, so of course it's a good achievement.

“We know the situation we're in; we're in desperate need of points. We've got four points from these two away games and given ourselves a chance – now we need to use it.

“We were very disappointed not to win at City, and to come from behind again today shows a lot of character and strength.

“This has given us a chance and hopefully we can take it.”

Sunderland have been in form in front of goal of late, twice breaching a Chelsea defence which had previously conceded just nine league goals at home all season.

That matched their return at the Etihad Stadium as a similarly strong Manchester City backline was twice pierced by Connor Wickham.

“We've scored four goals in two very tough away games,” Larsson said.

“Everyone knows goalscoring has been a problem for us, and hopefully we're coming good towards the end of the season.

“Let's enjoy this for today, but we're not kidding ourselves. It's still a tough situation and there's a lot of work to be done, but we'll enjoy this tonight and then focus on the next game.”

Watch the full interview with Seb on SAFSee above.