Gus Poyet has the luxury of being able to select an unchanged starting eleven this afternoon which can only be a good thing, especially where Wes Brown is concerned. No place for Keiren Westwood on the bench however as Jordan Pickford finds himself as the reserve 'keeper for the afternoon.
Sunderland (4-3-3): Vito Mannone; Ondrej Celustka, Wes Brown, John O'Shea, Phil Bardsley, Jack Colback, Ki Sung-Yeung, Sebastian Larsson, Adam Johnson, Emanuele Giaccherini, Steven Fletcher
Substitutes: Jordan Pickford, Cabral, Craig Gardner, Jozy Altidore, Valetin Roberge, Fabio "Mag Slayer" Borini, Charis Mavrias,
Meanwhile Mark Hughes has...
Substitutes: Thomas Sorensen, Marc Muiesa, Wilson Palacios, Brek Shea, Oussama Assaidi, Matthew "Matty" Etherington, Andy Wilkinson