Match action from City's clash with the Black CatsPictures from the Bluebirds' defeat to Sunderland at Stadium of Light: Action Images, EMpics, Huw Evans
Cardiff City's hopes of Barclays Premier League survival suffered a set back in the northeast as rivals Sunderland ran out 4-0 winners at Stadium of Light.
It was Connor Wickham who continued his recent run of scoring form to give the Black Cats the lead before the half hour mark, before Fabio Borini slotted home a penalty before the break to double Sunderland's advantage as City went down to ten men following the dismissal of Juan Cala.
In need of goals and chasing the game, Wilfried Zaha came on a half time for the Bluebirds, but it was the Black Cats who would capitalise on their man advantage in the second half as first substitute Emmanuele Giaccherini netted a third before Wickham headed home late on to settle the result and the 4-0 scoreline.
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