Black cats caught in relegation dog fight

SUNDERLAND boss Martin O’Neill (inset) admitted his team are scrapping for survival after a 2-1 defeat at Norwich yesterday left them one point above the drop zone. “Our position in the league, with a couple of teams all tight together, would suggest that [we are in a relegation battle],” he said. A Kevin Pilkington strike (above) proved to be the decisive goal for Norwich.