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Last Updated: Sunday, 6 May 2007, 14:05 GMT 15:05 UK
Luton 0-5 Sunderland
Daryl Murphy celebrates his second goal
Daryl Murphy scored two goals for Sunderland
Sunderland pipped Birmingham to the Championship title as Roy Keane's side demolished already-relegated Luton.

The Black Cats were two goals up inside the opening 10 minutes through Anthony Stokes' drilled shot and Daryl Murphy's 25-yard left-footed drive.

Early in the second half Sunderland were 3-0 up as Stokes set up Murphy, who tapped in from four yards.

Ross Wallace's left-footed strike from 30 yards made it 4-0, with David Connolly's header completing the rout.

It completed a remarkable season for Sunderland, who were rock-bottom of the table after losing their opening four matches.

Stokes gave Sunderland the perfect start, lashing a shot past Dean Brill after exchanging passes with Murphy in the fourth minute.

Two minutes later Murphy got on the scoresheet, collecting former Luton man Carlos Edwards' pass before unleashing a powerful left-footed shot past Dean Brill into the corner.

Sunderland started the second half in equally dominant fashion as Murphy scored with a close-range finish after good work by Stokes.

Sunderland added two more goals in the last 12 minutes, with two substitutes making their mark.

Wallace's left-footed shot flew past Brill and the Luton goalkeeper was soon picking the ball out of the net after Connolly headed in Grant Leadbitter's free-kick.


Luton: Brill, Keane, Coyne, Barnett, Emanuel, O'Leary (Langley 55), Spring, Heikkinen, Bell (Brkovic 60), Andrew, Idrizaj.
Subs Not Used: Perrett, Boyd, Talbot.

Booked: Coyne, Idrizaj, Keane, Brkovic. Sunderland: Fulop, Wright, Evans, Collins, Leadbitter, Edwards (Wallace 75), Whitehead (Connolly 57), Nosworthy, Murphy (John 57), Stokes, Yorke.
Subs Not Used: Varga, Liam Miller.

Booked: Stokes, Evans, Collins.

Goals: Stokes 4, Murphy 6, 46, Wallace 77, Connolly 86.

Att: 10,260.

Ref: L Mason (Lancashire).



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