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Villa boss O'Neill refuses to panic after dropping points against Sunderland

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill refused to panic after their 1-1 draw with Sunderland.

Villa needed a John Carew goal - his 14th of the season - to cancel out an earlier effort from Sunderland striker Fraizer Campbell.

That followed on from Saturday's disappointing 2-2 home draw with Wolves.

But, with Manchester City being beaten at home by Everton, O'Neill is still optimistic about a top four finish even though Villa now trail Tottenham by four points.

He said: "We just couldn't get that elusive second goal and we were disappointed in the dressing room afterwards. But the Manchester City result keeps us in there still.

"Tottenham will be delighted that the two of us have dropped points but we all have some tough fixtures ahead.

"It is going to be really tight and there will be many twists and turns in the final part of the season before things are settled."

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