Points total still worries O'Neill

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Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill admits he worries constantly over the fight for Barclays Premier League points.

The Black Cats eased themselves on to 30 points with Wednesday night's resounding 3-0 victory over Norwich to take the Ulsterman's return since he replaced Steve Bruce at the helm to an impressive 19 from the 27 on offer.

That was enough to ease them into eighth place in the table and surely banish their fears of being dragged into the fight against relegation. However, when asked if he still frets over his side's vastly improved standing ahead of Saturday's tough trip to Stoke, O'Neill replied: "Every day, of course."

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