Chelsea 2-1 Sunderland

Di Canio expects long fight for survival

April 7, 2013
Paolo Di Canio believes Sunderland's fight for survival will go on until the final day of the season.

The build-up to Di Canio's first match as successor to Martin O'Neill was overshadowed by debate over the Italian's political beliefs, but when the talking stopped and the football started, the 44-year-old could not prevent his new charges slipping to a 2-1 defeat at Champions League-chasing Chelsea.

The 17th-placed Black Cats are above Wigan only on goal difference, having ...

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