The Premier: Last-minute transfers make race for the top even tougher

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David Moyes was able to sign Marouane Fellaini from Everton just before the transfer window closed.

David Moyes was able to sign Marouane Fellaini from Everton just before the transfer window closed.

(All transfer fees from TransferMarkt.com, converted from Euros into U.S. dollars at the current exchange rate of $1.32/Euro)

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Obviously, getting what could be their seven most difficult home matches out of the way before New Year's means the home slate coming in is much more forgiving, but you never want to be in a position where you have to count on banking points to survive. With all of those difficult road fixtures in the second half of their schedule, Sunderland's survival likely will depend on their final 10 home matches.