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Tottenham Hotspur Vs Sunderland: Confirmed Lineups

The team sheets are in for today's Barclays Asia Trophy encounter with Tottenham Hotspur, so here's what Paolo Di Canio has gone with for his first high-profile friendly.

Robert Cianflone

Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio is giving first public starts to four of his summer recuits, with Vito Mannone, Emmanuele Giaccherini, Jozy Altidore, and Cabral making the line-up for the opening fixture of the Asia Trophy. Valentin Roberge, El-Hadji Ba, and David Moberg-Karlsson are named on the bench.

There is also a welcome return to the side for Wes Brown, who hasn't played in over a year since limping out of the Peace Cup last in Korea last summer.

In terms of shape, it looks much of a muchness to last season.

Sunderland (4-4-2): Vito Mannone; Craig Gardner, Jack Colback, Wes Brown, John O'Shea; Adam Johnson, Seb Larsson, Cabral, Emmanule Giaccherini, Stephane Sessegnon, Jozy Altidore.

Substitutes: Kieren Westwood, Jordan Pickford, Connor Wickham, David Vaughan, Mikael Mandron, David Moberg-Karlsson, El-Hadji Ba, James McClean, Carlos Cuellar, Valentin Roberge

Meanwhile Andre Villas-Boas has named former Sunderland loanee Danny Rose and current reported target Tom Huddlestone in the Spurs side.

There was no Gareth Bale, who is injured, but it is a strong line-up as you'd expect.

Tottenham Hotspur (4-2-3-1): Heurelho Gomes; Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Michael Dawson, Steven Caulker; Scott Parker, Tom Huddlestone; Aaron Lennon, Gylfi Sigurðsson, Clint Dempsey

Substitutes: Brad Friedel, Huge Lloris, Benoît Assou-Ekotto, Zeki Fryers, Kyle Naughton, Jan Vertonghen, Tom Carroll, Andros Townsend, Jermain Defoe.

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