It took a late own goal by Paddy O’Nair to seal the three points when Sunderland visited the Etihad Stadium earlier this season. Fast forward seven months and the Black Cats find themselves in a desperate situation, rock bottom of the Premier League and in need of points.
Today they are visited by a Manchester City side in good form, at a ground where until 2014, City were the victims of FOUR back-to-back 1-0 defeats. Since then, City have won three on the bounce at the Stadium of Light and will hope to make that four this afternoon.
Today’s game is officiated by the experienced Martin Atkinson and here are the teams selected by Pep Guardiola and David Moyes.
Sunderland XI: Pickford, O’Shea, Jones, Koné, Oviedo, Ndong, Januzaj, Larsson, Gibson, Borini, Defoe
Manchester City XI: Caballero, Sagna, Stones, Kolarov, Clichy, Yaya Touré, Fernandinho, Silva, Sterling, Sané, Aguero
Today’s match can be viewed on Sky Sports 1 in the UK. A full list of TV coverage from around the world can be found here.
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