Villa Park

Next Game

A Villa v S'land

Sunday, 28 December 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Stadium of Light

Last Game

S'land 1 - 3 Hull City

Friday, 26 December 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Johnson: We can avoid the drop

Adam Johnson believes Sunderland's recent heroics at Manchester City and Chelsea have given the Black Cats a great chance of escaping relegation to the Championship.

Last Updated: 27/04/14 at 15:17 Post Comment

Adam Johnson: Feels Sunderland have got momentum

Adam Johnson: Feels Sunderland have got momentum

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Wearsiders followed a 2-2 draw at the Etihad Stadium with a 2-1 victory at Stamford Bridge to help boost their chances of remaining in the Premier League next season.

Although they remain at the base of the table, they are just three points from safety with a game in hand on each of the three teams immediately above them.

Three of their final four games are at home - against Cardiff, West Brom and Swansea - plus an away trip to Old Trafford.

And Johnson said: "There are still a good few teams who are still right in it yet.

"We said after the Chelsea game, there will be a few teams above us now thinking 'Oh no'.

"If I put myself in their position, after the result came in on Saturday evening, I'd be thinking, 'It's just got even tougher'.

"We have definitely given everyone a scare now and the momentum should be with us.

"With three home games, we couldn't really ask for a better run-in, three home games against teams in and around us."

Watch Sunderland v Cardiff live on Sky Sports 1 at midday on Sunday.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

really enjoyed this. Thanks F365 for another year of work avoidance - happy Christmas.

megabrow (cufc)
Our Person Of The Year: Alan Pardew

I

m no Sam Fan and this article sums him up beautifully. I always like to imagine that when he watches anything on TV and hears clapping, he stands up and aknowledges the applause, thinking its for him!

cozens
Football Managers On TV: Sam Allardyce

N

ah, Fergie is just having another pop at Rooney. He just wants to put him down whenever he gets a chance. Rooney is by far the best English player. Carrick is not far behind, mind. However, by elevating Carrick like that, Sir is having a dig at Wayne. Fergie is well-known for mind games like that. Good to see he's still feisty.

timbo
Van Gaal will thrive - Ferguson

Footer 365

Jose Mourinho: It's only a matter of time before John Terry gets new contract

John Terry will definitely stay at Chelsea beyond the end of his current deal, Jose Mourinho says.

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres to make permanent move to AC Milan ahead of Atletico Madrid return

Fernando Torres will join Milan permanently on January 5 ahead of his expected return to Atletico Madrid.

Neil Warnock sacked by Crystal Palace after run of one win in 12 games

Neil Warnock has been sacked as manager of Crystal Palace, with Keith Millen placed in charge for Sunday's trip to QPR.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property