Sunderland came up short in their bid to collect points against table-leading Leicester City as their relegation battle gets tougher after a 0-2 loss to the Foxes.
Fabio Borini came to Sunderland's rescue in the 90th minute to snag a point at home in a 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace.
Fabio Borini scored Sunderland's lone goal in a 4-1 loss to Manchester City as the Black Cats sit five points clear of leaving the relegation zone.
Fabio Borini is closing in on a return to action after re-joining the main group in training this week.
Sunderland's struggles continued in its eighth loss of the season, which came down to a second-half penalty kick by Southampton's Dusan Tadic.
Sunderland's chances at the weekend were given a huge boost after manager Sam Allardyce confirmed Fabio Borini, Ola Toivonen, Younes Kaboul and John O'Shea are in contention for the weekend after training on Thursday.
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce is hoping to have forward Fabio Borini back in the team after missing the Tyne-Wear Derby win against Newcastle on Sunday due to an ankle injury.
The Black Cats could find themselves without a key member of their attack as Fabio Borini fights to be fit for Sunday's Tyne-Wear derby against Newcastle.
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Fabio Borini has joined Sunderland for a fee of £7.75m.
Fabio Borini looks set to remain a Liverpool player - certainly for the time being - as talks with Lazio appear to have broken down over the players personal terms.
In a not-so-common occurrence for Liverpool, goals were found from the striker position as starter Fabio Borini and substitute Ricky Lambert provided the scoring in the Reds 0-2 win over Aston Villa.
Fabio Borini may have played his final game in a Liverpool shirt after the Italian striker was sent-off for two bookable offences following his introduction during Sundays’ last gasp draw with Arsenal at Anfield.