Jermain Defoe got the chance to face his former club Toronto FC and made the most of it, bagging a brace as Sunderland won their friendly on Canadian soil, 1-2.
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Dick Advocaat has reversed course and decided to stick around at the Stadium of Light for the 2015-16 season after previously indicating that he wasn't interested in managing any longer at the club level.
A glorious first half stoppage time goal by Jermain Defoe was all Sunderland needed to grab three points in the Tyne-Wear derby, as Dick Advocaat picked up his first win as manager in the 1-0 final.
Sunderland have appointed Dick Advocaat as their new manager until the end of the season.
Jermain Defoe has failed to score in his past four Premier League games as Sunderland continue to struggle.
Gus Poyet will be hoping to have a fully-fit squad for Saturdays' visit of West Brom but admits "a number of players will be assessed after training" on Friday.
Gus Poyet confirmed post-match on Sunday that striker Jermain Defoe missed the fifth round defeat at Valley Parade after feeling discomfort in his calf on the Friday before causing him to miss training.
Gus Poyet has launched an attack on the media after his Sunderland side were knocked out of the FA Cup by League One Bradford.
Jermain Defoe scored his second Premier League for Sunderland to help secure a draw at Swansea.
Jermain Defoe scores a goal in his debut at the Stadium of Light as Sunderland beat Burnley 2-0.
Jermain Defoe is at the Stadium of Light completing his medical ahead of a permanent transfer to the Black Cats with Jozy Altidore heading to Toronto FC in return.
Former Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe may be heading back to the Premier League after just five months playing for Toronto FC in the MLS.