EPL: Roberto Martinez warns Everton ahead of Sunderland clash

Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes his side will face a pressure-free Sunderland because they have no hopes of survival and that could make them potentially dangerous opponents.

updated: April 11, 2014 10:27 IST
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Sunderland, United Kingdom: Everton manager Roberto Martinez has warned his players not to underestimate struggling Sunderland when the Toffees look to maintain their push for a top-four finish at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.

The Black Cats are at the bottom of the Premier League table, seven points from safety, and look strong candidates to be relegated to the Championship following Monday's woeful 5-1 thrashing at Tottenham.

On paper they would appear to be ideal opponents for fifth-placed Everton, who have their sights on a top-four finish which would earn them a place in next season's Champions League.

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