Last Updated: 27/04/14 2:15pm
FULL-TIME: Sunderland boost their survival hopes with a crucial 4-0 win over 10-man Cardiff to leave Ole Gunnar Solskajaer's men rooted at the bottom of the table.
Bellamy gets in down the left and stands up a cross to Jones at the far post, but he heads his effort over the top.
GOAL; Sunderland make it 4-0 as Wickham heads home Giaccherini's corner to put the icing on the cake for the home side.
The corner is worked short to Colback on the edge of the box and he fires his shot just over the top.
GOAL: Sunderland make it 3-0 as substitute Giaccherini gets on the end of Borini's superb pass and fires past Marshall
Wickham shows some nice feet on the edge of the box before drilling his shot just wide of the target.
Cardiff make their final change with Craig Bellamy replacing Campbell. Inevitable boos for former Newcastle man Bellamy from the Sunderland fans.
Great save from Marshall to block Borini's close-range shot from Colback's cross. The referee then somehow awards Cardiff a goalkick rather than a corner to Sunderland.
Apart from Mannone's save from Johnson's free-kick the Sunderland keeper has not really been troubled.
Great control from Wickham to bring the ball down in the box and Medel's clearance falls to Borini who lets the ball get away from him and Cardiff get back to clear the danger for a corner.
More penalty appeals from Sunderland as Johnson goes down in the box under a challenge from Whittingham, but only a corner is awarded to the home side.
Mannone makes a fine save to keep out Whittingham's free-kick after it takes a wicked deflection off Wickham.
Cardiff win a free-kick in a good position as Cattermole fouls Mutch. Shooting opportunity for Cardiff.
Poor effort from Borini as he slices his shot well wide of the target after being teed up by Colback on the edge of the box.
Wasteful from Johnson as he gets free down the left, but his cross towards the unmarked Wickham in the middle is overhit and the chance goes begging.
Mutch fires over a cross from the right, but no on is on hand to get on the ball and the chance goes begging.
Fabio is in trouble here and he is booked for reacting angrily to Sunderland not giving the ball back at a free-kick and pushes over Larsson.
Johnson goes down in the box under a challenge from Theophile-Catherine, but Sunderland have their penalty appeals waved away.
The referee brings the first half to a close and what a controversial end to the half as Cala is sent off and Borini scores from the penalty spot to add to Wickham's opener.
GOAL: Borini steps up and he fires low into the corner past Marshall. Big advantage now for Sunderland.
Sunderland win a penalty and it is a red card for Cala as he tugs back at Wickham as he races clear on goal. The referee let play continue following the foul, but he has now called it back and sent the defender off and given Cala a red card after the chance came to nothing.
Mutch has no heeded the warning and is booked for putting his knee into Cattermole the next time the challenge for the ball.
Decent chance for Colback as he picks up a headed clearance from Cala on the edge of the box only to drag his shot wide of the target.
Daehli sends over a cross from the left, but it is too close to Mannone and the Sunderland keeper catches.
Big chance for Wickham as Cala loses the ball on the edge of the box, but Caulker does enough to block his shot and Marshall gathers the ball.
GOAL: Sunderland break the deadlock as Larsson fires over the corner and Wickham gets on the end of it to head home the bouncing ball into the far corner.
Cattermole is given a ticking off for a foul on Mutch as Cardiff win a free-kick midway inside the Sunderland half.
Campbell goes down in the box under a challenge from Brown, but it seems he was caught accidentally as Cardiff win another corner.
Whittingham's corner falls to Cowie in the box, but his left-footed flies well over the top. Half chance for the visitors.
Cardiff trying to keep hold of the ball now trying to take the sting out of Sunderland's early play.
The referee spots an infringement in the box from Whittingham's corner and he awards a free-kick to Sunderland.
Borini almost gets on the end of Larsson's fine ball, but the pass is just too long and runs through to Marshall.
Wickham picks out Larsson inside the box, but his header is straight at Marshall. Sunderland doing all the pressing so far.
Larsson's corner is cleared by Mutch before Larsson sends over another cross which has Marshall scrambling and Wickham then fires in another cross which Marshall turns behind for another corner. Great start from Sunderland.
Real scramble from the free-kick to get the ball away and in the end the ball is deflected behind for a corner.
Sunderland win a free-kick as Fabio is penalised for a high foot on Wickham. Chance to deliver a ball into the box.
Great tackle from Cattermole to rob Mutch of the ball down the left. Energetic start from both sides here.
Eimantas Noreikis believes whoever loses this game will be relegated and he is going for a 3-0 win to Sunderland.
Amir Maqsood thinks Sunderland will edge this one 2-1 in a real relegation scrap at the Stadium of Light.
Cardiff are the only team yet to concede an own goal in the Premier League this season. Sunderland, in contrast, have conceded more than any other side in 2013-14 (6).
Luke Durdan as a neutral is looking forward to the clash at the Stadium of Light and believes Sunderland will win 3-1.
Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes one change from the side that drew 1-1 with Stoke last time out with Don Cowie coming in for Kim Bo-Kyung.
Sunderland are unchanged from the side that beat Chelsea last time out, with the in-form Connor Wickham and Fabio Borini up front.
Cardiff XI v Sunderland: Marshall; Theophile-Catherine, Caulker (C), Cala, Fabio; Cowie, Medel, Whittingham, Daehli; Mutch, Campbell.
Sunderland XI vs Cardiff City: Mannone, Vergini, Alonso, O'Shea (c), Brown, Cattermole, Larsson, Colback, Johnson, Borini, Wickham.
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