Sunderland's dismal run of Premier League form came to an end on Sunday as they ran out 3-1 victors against 10-man Fulham at Craven Cottage.Fulham's hopes took a hammer blow on the half-hour mark when Brede Hangeland was shown a straight red card for a reckless challenge on Lee Cattermole, and Steven Fletcher put Sunderland ahead five minutes into the second half.
Fulham manager Martin Jol has praised in-form forward Dimitar Berbatov as an 'entertainer'.Jol also described the 31-year-old as a 'fantastic footballer' following his impressive start to the Premier League season.
Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill believes they are on the right track to solving their goalscoring woes.Adam Johnson became only the second Sunderland player to score in the Premier League this season after they took the lead in their 2-1 loss against Everton last Saturday.
Fulham manager Martin Jol admits his side need to shore up defensively if they are to keep up their excellent start to the Premier League season.Coinciding with the arrival of Dimitar Berbatov, the club have been in sparkling form in front of goal, scoring 24 goals in only 11 matches – including three against Arsenal last time out.
Fulham can maintain the pressure on the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal in Sunday's English Premier League clash with Sunderland.The London club are unbeaten in their past five matches and full of confidence following a thrilling 3-3 draw against Arsenal last weekend.