Jermain Defoe scored a fine goal as Sunderland AFC beat rivals Newcastle United FC 1-0 to ease their relegation fears, after Burnley FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC drew 0-0.
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• Sunderland AFC edge Tyne-Wear derby rivals Newcastle United FC 1-0.
• Jermain Defoe scores stunning left-footed volley on cusp of half-time.
• Sunderland hold on for fifth consecutive derby success.
• Dick Advocaat's men move three points clear of the bottom three.
• Burnley FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC draw 0-0 in match of few chances.
• Spurs go sixth but remain seven points off a UEFA Champions League spot.
• Burnley lie two points from safety with seven games left.