Finish the job quickly – Allardyce

8 May

Sam Allardyce wants Sunderland to follow up their win against Chelsea and seal Premier League survival against Everton on Wednesday.

Sunderland: Finish the job quickly - AllardyceSunderland: Finish the job quickly - Allardyce

The Black Cats boss watched as his side twice came from behind to secure a vital 3-2 win against Chelsea at the Stadium of Light on Saturday thanks to goals from Wahbi Khazri, Fabio Borini and Jermain Defoe.

The result lifted Sunderland out of the relegation places after Norwich were beaten 1-0 by Manchester United at Carrow Road in the early match and North-East rivals Newcastle were held to a goalless draw at bottom club Aston Villa.

It means a win against Everton at home on Wednesday in their penultimate game of the campaign will be enough to see the Black Cats safe and consign the Magpies and the Canaries to the drop.

And Allardyce is looking for his players to seal their fate to avoid taking the matter to a final-day game at Watford next Sunday.

He said: “Our destiny is in our own hands. We have turned it around with a big victory.

“Obviously Newcastle drawing and Norwich losing has put us in a very good position. Now we must take full advantage of that position and try to finish it off on Wednesday.

“But we have still got to be very professional and very driven on Wednesday night to try to make sure that when we finish that game, we are safe.

“Hopefully we will not jangle our nerves any longer than we need to, certainly me, the staff, the fans, everybody concerned. There were so many people biting their nails today in the last few minutes because it was such a tense last few minutes because it was such a big result.”

Punters may wish to use their free bet to back the Black Cats to get the job done and beat the Toffees.


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