Vito Mannone demands response from Black Cats


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Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone insists his team must show heart against Burnley this weekend following their 4-1 defeat to the Clarets on New Year’s Eve.

The Black Cats sit 18th in the Premier League table thanks to their 2-2 draw with title-chasing Liverpool last time out.

However, they were left embarrassed in their game before that when Burnley secured a comfortable victory over them at Turf Moor.

An Andre Gray hat-trick put Burnley out of sight but David Moyes side will get the chance to gain revenge this weekend.

They will welcome Sean Dyche’s men to the Stadium of Light on Saturday and Mannone wants to see his side give everything to reach the fourth round.

The Italian returned from injury in the 4-1 defeat and he believes they can build on the draw with Jurgen Klopp’s men.

He told the club’s official website: “For me (the game against Burnley was difficult) because it was my first game for three or four months due to injury.

“We can’t do it against the big clubs and then not against the clubs in and around us, but if we do it, starting this weekend against Burnley, we have a chance and they beat us too easy on New Year’s Eve.

“We have to keep fighting for each other because the crowd will get behind us and we’ll get the results to stay up.”

Sunderland’s home advantage makes them 2.25 favourites for the game, with the draw 3.40, while Burnley are available at odds of 3.25.

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