Sunderland have reached the final of the Asia trophy after a 3-1 win against Tottenham.

Gylfi Sigurdsson opened the scoring for Spurs, his deflected shot sending new signing Vito Mannone the wrong way. 

It was another new signing who got the equaliser for Sunderland, as Cabral made the most of a mistake from Assou-Ekotto to slot past Heurelho Gomes.

In the second-half Sunderland looked the better team in treacherous conditions, after heavy rain delayed the start of the match. Wes Brown, an unlikely scorer, put Sunderland 2-1 up with a back-post header. 

Di Canio's celebrations were very different to what we saw in the last games of the 2012/13 season. 

David Moberg Karlsson made sure of the win with a last minute goal, making the final score 3-1. Andre Villas-Boas will be disappointed with his side’s performance, which may be a taste of what could be to come if Gareth Bale was to leave White Hart Lane.

Sunderland will face either Manchester City or South China, who play this afternoon, in the final.


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