Wahbi Khazri is proving to be just the player this Sunderland attack needed to make a survival push after the Black Cats came from two goals down to salvage a 2-2 draw.
Jeremain Lens is a major doubt for Sunderland's trip to Anfield this weekend, opening the door for new signing Wahbi Khazri to make his first start for Sunderland.
Wahbi Khazri came on to make his debut for Sunderland, but could not inspire the Black Cats to victory in a 1-0 home loss to Manchester City.
Sunderland completed its second loan move of the day by farming out midfielder Jordi Gomez to Blackburn Rovers for the remainder of the season.
Steven Fletcher's Sunderland career appears to be over as the club has loaned him to Marseille for the remainder of the season in a late move on deadline day.
After getting the defender they wanted in the transfer window, the Black Cats have shipped out Sebastian Coates to Sporting Lisbon on loan for the remainder of the season.
Patrick van Aanholt continued his furious goalscoring form with the club's only goal in a 1-1 draw with Bournemouth at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland went on the scoreboard first with a goal by Patrick van Aanholt, but Tottenham would score four times thereafter to hand the Black Cats a 4-1 loss.
Sunderland announced its second signing of the winter transfer window in Trabzonspor forward Dame N'Doye to a loan through the end of the season.
Jermaine Defoe scored three times, making it five in his last two league games, as Sunderland collected three massive points in a 2-4 win against Swansea City.
Despite rumours of a disgruntled star and teams looking to sign him, Jeremain Lens is set to stay at Sunderland in the winter transfer window, according to manager Sam Allardyce.
Jermain Defoe carried Sunderland to a huge win over Aston Villa in the relegation battle match.
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce is fretting his defensive setup ahead of the club's weekend match against Aston Villa after injuries to Sebastian Coates and Jack Rodwell.
Sunderland could be without defender John O'Shea for Wednesday's match against Liverpool after the center-back picked up a calf injury on Boxing Day against Manchester City.
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.