Apr 16, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Etihad Stadium
Man CityManchester City
2-2
Sunderland
Fernandinho (2'), Nasri (88')
Zabaleta (90')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Wickham (73', 82')
Borini (32'), Alonso (65')

Emanuele Giaccherini: 'Sunderland are mentally stronger'

Giaccherini: 'Sunderland are mentally stronger'
© AFP
Sunderland winger Emanuele Giaccherini believes that the team have been "stronger mentally" since drawing with Manchester City.

Emanuele Giaccherini has said that Sunderland have been "stronger mentally" since their draw with Manchester City earlier this month.

Two goals from Connor Wickham earned the Black Cats a 2-2 draw with Manuel Pellegrini's men at the Etihad Stadium to end a run of five straight defeats and boost their hopes of avoiding relegation.

The winger told the Sunderland Echo: "That draw made us stronger mentally and from there. We need to continue like this in the next game at Manchester United. We will go there to win.

"We have good memories of going there from the League Cup, but we can't think about that game. This is a different game. Manchester United have changed managers and they will be very difficult.

"It was very, very important to win against Cardiff because they are directly around us. Now we've got seven points from the last three games which is fantastic. We think we can stay up going into these final three games."

Sunderland currently sit 17th in the table, level on points with Norwich City below them, ahead of their trip to Old Trafford this weekend.

Sunderland's Connor Wickham celebrates after scoring his team's first goal against Cardiff during the Premier League match on April 27, 2014
Read Next:
Result: Sunderland move out of bottom three
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Wolverhampton WanderersWolves1282221111026
2Cardiff CityCardiff127321710724
3Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd128041610624
4Bristol City125612011921
5Preston North EndPreston12561158721
6Leeds UnitedLeeds126241812620
7Aston Villa125431712519
8Norwich CityNorwich125431214-219
9Fulham124621612418
10Ipswich TownIpswich116052017318
11Middlesbrough124531511417
12Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds124441614216
13Derby CountyDerby114431513216
14Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest125071521-615
15Queens Park RangersQPR123541516-114
16Hull City123452320313
17Millwall123451414013
18Brentford122641415-112
19Barnsley113351517-212
20Reading113351012-212
21Birmingham CityBirmingham12327819-1111
22Burton Albion12246623-1710
23Sunderland121561322-98
24Bolton WanderersBolton12129623-175
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand