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Many will focus on Marcus Bettinelli's howler - but they should watch how his teammates responded to the mistake

Lee Cattermole

Transfer news: Stoke City deal for Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole falls through

The midfielder will be staying at the Stadium of Light

Marcos Alonso joined Sunderland

Sunderland transfer news: Completed signings and latest rumours

All the news surrounding Sunderland

Gus Poyet gestures during last weekend's 2-2 draw with Southampton

Premier League: Newcastle v Sunderland match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's fixture at St James' Park

Ignacio Scocco at former club Newell's Old Boys

Transfer news: Sunderland sign Argentine international Ignacio Scocco

28-year-old arrives from Internacional in Brazil

Charis Mavrias celebrates with his Sunderland team-mates after scoring against Kidderminster

Sunderland 1 Kidderminster 0 match report: Charis Mavrias gives Sunderland the slightest edge

Black Cats continue their strong cup form this season in a week that has seen them reach the League Cup final and FA Cup fifth round

Sunderland keeper Vito Mannone celebrates making a save during Wednesday's shoot out

Vito Mannone delivers for Sunderland - showing all the youthful promise spotted by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

The Italian played a crucial role in the Black Cats beating Manchester United to reach the Capital One cup final

Gus Poyet’s team was the more balanced

Analysis: Gus Poyet methods in Capital One Cup success give Sunderland stomach for Premier League survival battle

Under former manager Paolo Di Canio, Lee Cattermole was lost – a totem of the the Italian’s dislocated relationship with his players

David Moyes and Gus Poyet urge their teams on as extra-time edges nearer

David Moyes defends substitutions after Manchester United's catastrophic penalty shoot-out defeat to Sunderland

Ryan Giggs was among the more experienced players available on the bench

Oscar Ustari

Transfer news: Oscar Ustari signs for Sunderland in time to play against Manchester United

The goalkeeper is expected to take his place on the bench for Wednesday's Capital One Cup semi-final

Adam Johnson celebrates after pulling Sunderland level with Southampton

Sunderland 2 Southampton 2 match report: Sloppy Saints give themselves more problems

Rodriguez and Lovren fired Southampton to an early lead but goals from Borini and Johnson saw Saints' turbulent week continue

Mauricio Pochettino has reassured his squad that he will be staying following the 2-2 draw with Sunderland

Sunderland 2 Southampton 2: Mauricio Pochettino has reassured squad he will be staying, admits Jack Cork

Midfielder also feels that Saints should not have let their lead slip but credits Sunderland, with manager Gus Poyet admitting he is happy with a point

Transfer news: Sunderland target Argentine striker Ignacio Scocco in bid to avoid relegation

Poyet looking to South America to save his club's season

Former Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has hit back at his predecessor Martin O'Neill for his 'charlatan' jibe

Sunderland were 'beyond dead' under Paolo Di Canio, says Phil Bardsley

The Italian was replaced with Gus Poyet after a poor start to the season

Adam Johnson celebrates his hat-trick against Fulham

Ki Sung-Yueng shines alongside Adam Johnson in Sunderland's thumping victory that leaves Fulham clutching at straws

The 4-1 victory at Craven Cottage lifted the Black Cats off the bottom of the table

Fulham 1 Sunderland 4 match report: Adam Johnson’s first hat-trick gives Black Cats a lift

Johnson was superb throughout as Gus Poyet's side overtake Crystal Palace to rise off the bottom of the league

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