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A look at the players who have arrived at the Stadium of Light this summer and those who have departed

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

Loic Remy of Newcastle United and Bradley Johnson of Norwich City come to blows

Loic Remy to miss Sunderland clash after Newcastle fail in red card appeal

The striker's club have lodged an appeal over his dismissal against Norwich

Gus Poyet hit out at Stoke’s interest in Lee Cattermole and Steven Fletcher

Transfer news: Sunderland set to complete £3m deal for Liam Bridcutt - leading to possible Lee Cattermole exit

The midfielder will join from Brighton and Hove Albion

Sunderland's Adam Johnson (centre) is congratulated on his goal by team-mate Fabio Borini

Sunderland 1 Stoke City 0 match report: Adam Johnson revival lifts Sunderland out of relegation zone

Steven Nzonzi was dismissed for the Potters at the Stadium of Light

Adam Johnson v Oussama Assaidi: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Sunderland and Stoke City

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' wingers ahead of the Premier League meeting at the Stadium of Light

Gus Poyet hit out at Stoke’s interest in Lee Cattermole and Steven Fletcher

Sunderland v Stoke City: Interest in Lee Cattermole and Steven Fletcher infuriates Gus Poyet

The Potters are reportedly interested in two of their opponents players

Gus Poyet will be hoping for three points against Stoke

Premier League: Sunderland v Stoke match preview

A look ahead to this week’s Premier League fixture at the Stadium of Light

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

Transfer news: Sunderland recall Connor Wickham to help battle against relegation

The Black Cats remain in the relegation places despite an upturn in form

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Transfer news: Club-by-club guide to the last few days of the January window

A look at what each Premier League club needs if they are to win the title, qualify for Europe or avoid relegation

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

Wes Brown attempts to clear the ball for Sunderland during the League Cup semi-final against Manchester United

Sunderland defender Wes Brown had no sympathy for his former club Manchester United after their League Cup semi-final defeat

Former United centre-back admits his loyalties now lie with the Black Cats although he still harbours hopes of beating Manchester City in the final

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

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David de Gea mistake: Darren Fletcher offers Manchester United goalkeeper support

The Spaniard made an horrendous error to allow Sunderland to score

Vito Mannone was Sunderland's hero in the penalty shootout victory over Manchester United

Manchester United 2 Sunderland 1: Gus Poyet hails shootout hero Vito Mannone after dramatic victory sends Black Cats to Wembley

Poyet admits the entire dressing room were singing the goalkeeper's name after his save sent Sunderland through to the League 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

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