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Sunderland rides on penalties, own goals

KENWYNE Jones scored twice as Sunderland beat Wolves 5-2 in an incident-packed Premier League game on Sunday.

A match that had two penalties, two own goals and a freekick just six meters from the goal line ended with Sunderland holding onto eighth place in the standings after a fourth victory in seven games.

Wolves, which hit back from two goals down to make it 2-2, remained 16th after losing for the fourth time.

Sunderland striker Darren Bent netted his sixth goal of the season with a ninth minute penalty after Segundo Castillo was judged to have brought the striker down.

Jones added the second with a 48th minute penalty after Bent had been charged over by Christophe Berra.

Two minutes later, Sunderland keeper Craig Gordon blocked a cross-shot from Berra but the ball struck John Mensah and went into his own net.

Kevin Doyle made it 2-2 in the 55th after Gordon had to handle Kieran Richardson's poor back pass to stop the ball going into the net. Although Karl Henry's shot from the close range freekick was blocked, Doyle fired in the rebound.

Jones added his second in the 70th when his low shot from just outside the area crept inside the far post and, three minutes later, Michael Turner added the fourth with a powerful and well-directed 10-meter header from a corner.

The fifth came in injury time when Bent's shot struck Wolves defender Michael Mancienne and flew inside the near post for the second own goal of the game.


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