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O'Neill aiming for top half finish

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill says his side will be aiming for a top-half finish when they host title-chasing Manchester United on Sunday.

United are level on points with Premier League leaders Manchester City, but trail their rivals on goal difference.

However, Sir Alex Ferguson's men know they could capitalise should City drop points at home to Queens Park Rangers.

O'Neill says it's a big game that could decide the destiny of the title. But he added that it also presents a chance for the Black Cats to finish the season among the top ten.

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