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Vito Mannone confident of Sunderland survival

Sunderland keeper Vito Mannone says that he is confident that the side will do enough to survive in the Premier League this season.

Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone has insisted that the club will get enough points on the board to remain in the Premier League this season.

The Black Cats are currently just one point from safety in the table, having picked up a surprise point against title contenders Liverpool on Monday courtesy of a Jermain Defoe brace.

"It was a great point and a real battle," Mannone told the club's website. "The fans deserved a better game and we gave one; they got behind us and we stuck two penalties away through Jermain who was as cool as ever.

"We responded really well and we fought for each other which is exactly what we need to do. We can't do it against the big clubs and then not against the clubs in and round us, but if we do it, starting this weekend against Burnley, we have a chance and they beat us too easy on New Year's Eve.

"We have to keep fighting for each other because the crowd will get behind us and we'll get the results to stay up."

Sunderland take on the Clarets in the third round of the FA Cup this Saturday, before Premier League action resumes with the visit of Stoke City a week later.


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Jermain Defoe celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Newcastle United and Sunderland on March 20, 2016
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
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12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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