Martin O'Neill has named an unchanged first XI from the side that beat Wigan 3-2 last time out. As expected new loanee Kader Mangane isn't match fit, so starts on the bench today. Elmohammady joins him in a move which will surely brighten the day of all Sunderland fans.
Sunderland (4-4-1-1): Simon Mignolet; Craig Gardner, Jack Colback, John O'Shea (Captain), Titus Bramble; Seb Larsson, Adam Johnson, Alfred N'Diaye, David Vaughan; Stephane Sessegnon, Steven Fletcher
Substitutes: Keiren Westwood, Phil Bardsley, Matt Kilgallon, Connor Wickham, Kader Mangane, James McClean, Ahmed Elmohammady
Meanwhile Michael Laudrup has made three changes from the side that made it to the Capital One cup final against Chelsea. Dyer, Schecter and Tiendalli replace Routledge, Ki, and Rangel, with Michel Vorm also out injured. Perhaps the biggest news for Sunderland fans is transfer target Danny Graham being on the bench for the Swans.
Swansea City (4-2-3-1): Gerhard Tremmel; Dwight Tiendalli, Ben Davies, Ashley Williams (Captain), Chico; Leon Brittan, Jonathan de Guzman; Pablo Hernandez, Michu, Nathan Dyer, Itay Schecter
Substitutes: David Cornell, Roland Lamah, Wayne Routledge, Ki Sun-Yeung, Angel Rangel, Danny Graham
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