Pickford drives up prospective price tag with heroics in defeat at Arsenal


Colin Randall

Should Liverpool fail to beat Middlesbrough and Arsenal win against Everton on Sunday, the Gunners can sneak into the top four at the very end of the season. Sunderland took a hint of pride from a combative display at Arsenal but succumbed to overwhelming second-half pressure to lose 2-0 at a subdued Emirates on Tuesday night. Jordan Pickford, almost certainly reaching the end of his career with the team he supports, was once again a tower of strength in the Sunderland goal with a string of fine saves. He will feel the pain of relegation as keenly as his fellow Wearsiders, but needs Premier League football and is certain to be offered it. After an...

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