Johnson hat trick as Sunderland beats Fulham 4-1

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 11, 2014 at 11:07 am •  Published: January 11, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Adam Johnson scored a hat trick to move Sunderland off the bottom of the Premier League with a 4-1 victory at Fulham on Saturday.

Johnson scored with a free kick in the 29th minute, grabbed a second in the 69th and converted a penalty kick five minutes from the end.

Sung-Yeung Ki also scored for the Black Cats in the 41st at Craven Cottage while Steve Sidwell got the hosts' only goal in the 52nd.

Sunderland has 17 points from 21 games and moves ahead of last-place Crystal Palace on goal difference.

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