Sunderland 4 - 0 Cardiff

Sunderland move out the relegation zone with a 4 - 0 win over Cardiff.

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Vital win as Sunderland bid to avoid relegation

Sunderland celebrate one of their 4 goals against Cardiff City Credit: PA

Sunderland are out of the Premier League relegation zone after a cruclal win over Cardiff City.

The Black Cats took the lead through Connor Wickham. It was his fourth goal in three games.

The match was effectively decided just before half time, when Cardiff's Juan Cala was sent off. Fabio Borini converted the resulting penalty.

Sunderland used their advantage after the break, as Emanuele Giaccherini and Wickham added further goals.

The final score: 4-0 to Sunderland