Jermain Defoe carried Sunderland to a huge win over Aston Villa in the relegation battle match.
Jermain Defoe shook off a hamstring injury to return as a second-half sub, proving to be Sunderland's most influential player in just 18 minutes during a 1-0 home loss to Watford.
Sunderland will be without two starters of their recent turnaround as Seb Larsson and Jermain Defoe were ruled out for the Arsenal match this weekend.
Jermain Defoe and Sebastian Larsson have given Sam Allardyce an early injury headache as the duo are major doubts to face Arsenal in Week 15.
Sunderland could be boosted by the fitness of two key attackers for the weekend match against Stoke City as Jermain Defoe and Fabio Borini are expected to be available.
Sunderland face an anxious wait over the status of Monday night's hero after Jermain Defoe was subbed off in the 86th minute with an ankle injury in the 1-0 win against Crystal Palace.
Sunderland forward Jermain Defoe delivered three massive away points to his struggling side with a goal in the 80th minute to give Sunderland a 1-0 win against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Sunderland fell behind by two goals but managed to level the score in the second half before poor defending became abysmal and they wind up getting a knockout punch from Everton in a 6-2 loss.
Jermain Defoe and Jack Rodwell may both miss out on Sunderland's visit to Old Trafford with minor injuries.
Sunderland AFC showed improvement compared to their last couple of league games but could not find an end product as visitors Tottenham would grab a late winner to spoil the day in a 0-1 loss.
Jermain Defoe scored three and Jack Rodwell scored two but it wasn't all good news as Sunderland conceded three to League Two Exeter in Capital One Cup action.
Jermain Defoe equalized Bafetimbi Gomis' first half goal and it was enough to secure a point for the struggling Black Cats.
Jermain Defoe strikes twice against former club Toronto, giving us a glimpse at what we can expect from Sunderland next season…
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.