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Posted on 7 April 2010  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp reiterated his belief that the race for fourth place in the Premier League could go right down to the wire after Sunderland ended our run of five straight wins on Saturday.

Harry Redknapp reiterated his belief that the race for fourth place in the Premier League could go right down to the wire after Sunderland ended our run of five straight wins on Saturday.

That 3-1 reverse in a crazy game at the Stadium of Light and the weekend's results left us a point behind City in fifth but still three points ahead of Liverpool, who have played a game more. Villa are a further point adrift after returning to winning ways at Bolton.

Saturday's loss at Sunderland, where the home side scored the fastest goal of the season and were awarded three penalties - Heurelho Gomes incredibly saving two - was our first loss in 10 in all competitons.

"We're still in there and we've still got a big chance," said Harry.

"I've said all along that there are four teams fighting for that fourth spot with ourselves, Manchester City, Liverpool and Villa and it will possibly go to the last game of the season.

"It will be tight. I wouldn't rule Aston Villa out yet, they are back in the picture after beating Bolton.

"We've got the toughest fixtures, for sure, and the biggest injury list, but we're still right in there.

"We've got as good a chance as anyone and we'll give it our best shot."