Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Mannone Inspired by Foxes; Foxes Give Cats Keeper Inspiration

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Mannone Inspired by Foxes; Foxes Give Cats Keeper Inspiration

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VITO Mannone will not be giving up on Sunderland's fight against relegation - and Leicester City are showing why he would be stupid to, writes STUART RAYNER.

The Black Cats suffered a dispiriting afternoon last Saturday, dropping two points in a 0-0 draw with West Bromwich Albion and seeing Norwich City pick up three by beating Newcastle United.

But Sunderland have a game in hand, plus a trip to Carrow Road to bridge the four-point gap to safety. And to see how Sunday's opponents Leicester are faring this season must have everyone believing in miracles. This time Turn to Page 52

FROM BACK PAGE last season the Foxes were bottom of the Premier League. Now they are seven points clear at the top. "It's just a great example to football and sport in general," said Mannone. "I still remember Leicester coming to the Stadium of Light last season when they got safe (from relegation) here. It was a pretty similar story to us when we had the miracle survival two years ago. …

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