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Sunderland 3-1 Plymouth Argyle: Black Cats up into top six with victory

Jobe Bellingham celebrates
Jobe Bellingham came off the bench to score a sensational third for Sunderland

Sunderland came from behind to beat Plymouth Argyle and move back into the Championship play-off places with a resounding win at the Stadium of Light.

Having shown similar resolve to draw last weekend's derby at Middlesbrough, Michael Beale's Black Cats turned the game round after Ryan Hardie broke the offside trap, rounded Anthony Patterson and clipped the ball coolly into the net to put Argyle ahead.

Pierre Ekwah levelled for Sunderland after half-time with a thunderous low drive after he was teed up by Patrick Roberts, and Argyle went behind seven minutes later when Jack Clarke took a sweeping Trai Hume pass on the left, wriggled in and fired in off the post beyond Conor Hazard.

Jobe Bellingham was introduced for Sunderland off the bench and made a near-instant impact with the third, crashing another fierce effort in off a post to leave Hazard stranded.

It was a strike which seemed to quell Plymouth's response, as Ian Foster's side lost for the first time in the Championship since late December.

More to follow.