But, that's football and that's exactly what happened. Sunderland scored from the penalty spot after Tim Howard fouled and was sent off. Ten man Everton failed to get back on level terms as Sunderland - who remain bottom of the table despite the win, hung on. You could back the North East side at 8/1 in some places this morning.
Palace have been in the best form of the three bottom clubs, and their win at Villa courtesy of a late winner from Dwight Gayle hauled them out of the relegation zone at the expense of West Ham. Substitute Gayle, who was introduced after 72 minutes, curled beyond Villa keeper Brad Guzan into the top corner.
It was the fourth win in six games for Tony Pulis' side and the former Stoke boss is doing his level best to keep his record of never being relegated intact.
Fulham have been playing well despite three defeats in four and another late goal saw them steal the points at Norwich and land odds of 3/1.
The big losers other than West ham who lost at home to Arsenal were Cardiff City, thumped 3-0 at home by Southampton. Both results will see pressure mount on both Malky Mackay and Sam Allardyce.