Sunderland have progressed to the final of the Barclays' Asia Trophy in Hong Kong, after defeating fellow Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur amid horrific conditions.
The game, which was delayed by half an hour and cut to two forty-minute halves, looked in jeopardy due to heavy rainfall.
Two new signings got themselves off the mark for Di Canio's Black Cats, as they overcame their underdogs tag to defeat Spurs.
The Lilywhites took the lead in Hong Kong courtesy of a Gylfi Sigurdsson goal, before a cool finish from new signing Cabral pulled Sunderland level shortly before the half-time interval.
After the break Sunderland continued to attack with renewed vigour, and were rewarded when Wes Brown forced his way in at the back post to head home. Tottenham lost Jan Vertonghen to injury after the defender went over on his ankle, and without the injured Gareth Bale they looked devoid of ideas as they struggled to clear their lines.
David Moberg Karlsson, who joined Sunderland this summer was next on the scoresheet, wrapping up the victory with a late goal. The former IFK Gothenburg man came off the bench to seal the victory.
Sunderland will now face Manchester City or South China in Saturday's final.
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