London: Sunderland thrashed ten-man Cardiff four nil on Sunday to climb out of the English Premier League's bottom three and push the Bluebirds closer towards relegation.
The goal scorers for Sunderland were Connor Wickham (two), Fabio Borini and Emanuele Giaccherini (one each).
The Black Cats have now moved out of the drop zone on goal difference with a first home league win since January 29, reports the BBC.
They have taken seven points from their last three matches and have a game in hand on the teams below them.
They next travel to Manchester United before finishing the season with home fixtures against West Brom and Swansea.
Cardiff has the worst away record in the division and their survival prospects look bleak.