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Guy Poyet wants to 'complete the miracle'

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Sunderland manager Gus Poyet wants his relegation threatened side to 'complete the miracle' he claimed they needed recently to avoid the drop.

Having earned four points away at Manchester City and Chelsea, the former Brighton manager admits the miracle is half finished.

Fabio Borini's penalty at Stamford Bridge last Saturday ended Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's 77 match unbeaten home record in the league, to which he criticised referee Mike Dean. Poyet though, isn't worried about that ahead of this Sunday's crunch clash against 18th place Cardiff.

"In four days, everything has changed. Now the idea is, with all respect, we have done something very special, but let's say half of the miracle," said Poyet to BBC Sport.

"They are human beings, normal people who were very down because of the situation. The other half [of the miracle], we still need to make," he continued. 

Sunderland enter the weekend just one point behind Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men following Cardiff's recent run that has also seen them accumulate four points from their last two games away at Southampton and home to Stoke.

A win for Sunderland though could see them move out of the relegation zone if Norwich and Fulham lose against Manchester United and Hull respectively.

Sunderland have a game in hand on Fulham, Cardiff and Norwich and a win this weekend will give the Black Cats a major boost towards the end of the season. 

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