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Di Canio says Sunderland in false position

Sunderland boss Paolo di Canio admits he's shocked by their lowly position.

Di Canio heads into his first game at the Stadium of Light against high-flying Everton today insisting the Mackems should not be fighting for Premier League survival.

The Italian stopped short of blaming sacked predecessor Martin O'Neill.

But he said: "I've seen Reading, QPR, Aston Villa and Stoke play and it's a shame we are in this position.

"We should have more than 34 points. I don't know what has happened but we have the quality to stay in mid-table."

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