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Bent to the fore for Black Cats
Published : 01 Jan 2011 19:30:32
Darren Bent ended his personal goal drought as Sunderland bounced back from their horror show against Blackpool to beat Blackburn 3-0.The England striker glanced home a header eight minutes after Danny Welbeck's deflected 11th-minute shot had put the Black Cats in front to claim his 10th goal of the season and his first in six games.Bent could easily have grabbed a second-half hat-trick and was guilty of a glaring 62nd-minute miss from just three yards, although former Sunderland striker El-Hadji Diouf had earlier contrived to fire over from even closer.But substitute Asamoah Gyan's fine individual goal sealed victory with a third at the death in front of a crowd of 36,242.