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Sunderland keeper Mannone warms team mates against complacency

Vito Mannone has insisted that Sunderland still have 'three finals' ahead of them to secure Premier League survival. However, while Mannone is pleased to have built up some momentum, the Black Cats are currently only outside the drop zone on goal difference and he knows there is a lot of work to do in their final three games.

Sunderland travel to Manchester United on Saturday before facing West Bromwich Albion and Swansea City at home.

Mannone said: "We cannot assume that we have achieved anything. Nothing has been done yet - we have just started the job.

"Before the Cardiff game, we had four games to go, and we talked about how they were four finals for us. We've only won one.

"There are still three more to go and they are every bit as important, if not even more. We have only won one battle. To win the war, you need to succeed in another few fights.

"Finally, we got a big performance and a big result. I thought we deserved the win, and we played like we should play every game at home. We dictated the game and played our football.

"We created a lot of chances, and made the other team suffer, which we haven't always done this season. The crowd was exceptional and, as a team, I thought we did exceptionally as well. It was the whole unit working together, and thankfully we ended with the win."

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