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Published: Monday | September 28, 2009
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Jones strikes twice as Sunderland trap Wolves


Kenwyne Jones scored twice as Sunderland beat Wolves 5-2 in an incident-packed Premier League game yesterday.

A match that had two penalties, two own goals and a free kick just six metres from the goal line ended with Sunderland holding on to eighth place in the standings after a fourth victory in seven games.

Wolves, which hit back from two goals down to make it 2-2, remained 16th after losing for the fourth time.

Sunderland striker Darren Bent netted his sixth goal of the season with a ninth-minute penalty after Segundo Castillo was judged to have brought the striker down.

48th-minute penalty

Jones added the second with a 48th minute penalty after Bent had been charged over by Christophe Berra.

Two minutes later, Sunderland 'keeper Craig Gordon blocked a cross-shot from Berra but the ball struck John Mensah and went into his own net.

Kevin Doyle made it 2-2 in the 55th after Gordon had to handle Kieran Richardson's poor back pass to stop the ball going into the net. Although Karl Henry's shot from the close range free kick was blocked, Doyle fired in the rebound.

Jones added his second in the 70th when his low shot from just outside the area crept inside the far post and, three minutes later, Michael Turner added the fourth with a powerful and well-directed 10-metre header from a corner.

The fifth came in injury time when Bent's shot struck Wolves defender Michael Mancienne and flew inside the near post for the second own goal of the game.

2-0 victory

Manchester United took over the lead on Saturday with a 2-0 victory at Stoke while Chelsea's six-game winning streak in the league this season ended with a 3-1 defeat at Wigan.

Fernando Torres hit three as Liverpool outplayed Hull 6-1 and Robbie Keane scored four in Tottenham's 5-0 crushing of Burnley.

Arsenal won 1-0 at Fulham, Bolton triumphed 2-1 at Birmingham, Everton came away from last-place Portsmouth 1-0 and Blackburn captured a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa. The results mean that last-place Portsmouth have lost all seven games so far.

Manchester City host West Ham today to complete the round of games.

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