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GARY O'NEIL: IT'S NOT OVER YET

16 April 2016

'We're an honest group. We'll give everything.'

GARY O'Neil says Norwich City will fight to the end of the Barclays Premier League season after his side went down to a 3-0 defeat to Sunderland at Carrow Road on Saturday.

A penalty from Fabio Borini put the Black Cats in front before the interval, ahead of Jermain Defoe doubling the advantage and Duncan Watmore adding a third in injury-time.

Speaking to Norwich City TV after the match, O'Neil said: "It's not good losing to a relegation rival on our own patch.

"We had the chance to take a big step towards safety but it wasn't to be. Now we have four big games coming up and we need to do it the hard way.

"Things went against us today, as they do sometimes, and unfortunately for us that came in a massive game. There were a couple of errors we've cut out recently which crept back in to cost us.

"People can believe what they want to. We're an honest group and will give everything we can over the next four games."

The midfielder maintains City still have control of their own destiny, albeit with the margin for error significantly reduced by losing to their fellow strugglers.

"We're still in front; the other teams need points to catch us and their games aren't easy," the 32-year-old outlined.

"We definitely had enough chances to win the game. If you were just looking at the performance it wouldn't look that bad, but the magnifying glass of the stage we're at means it's results that matter.

"It's a terrible result for us. We've got two weeks to dust ourselves off now before we go again.

"Swansea went to Arsenal and won so there's no reason why we can't do the same."



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