Head coach Poyet makes three changes.
Gus Poyet has made three changes to his side ahead of this afternoon’s game against Norwich City (3pm).
Fabio Borini and Ki Sung-Yueng both return to the starting line-up having come off the bench to score in the 2-1 Capital One Cup win over Chelsea in midweek.
Meanwhile Phil Bardsley also starts having appeared as a late sub against the Blues.
Andrea Dossena, Craig Gardner and Adam Johnson miss out – all three are amongst the substitutes.
Sunderland: Mannone, Celustka, Bardsley, Brown, O'Shea (C), Cattermole, Ki, Larsson, Borini, Giaccherini, Altidore.
Subs: Dossena, Gardner, Fletcher, Johnson, Colback, Roberge, Pickford.
Norwich: Ruddy, Whittaker, Turner, Bassong (C), Olsson, Snodgrass, Fer, Johnson, Redmond, Elmander, Hooper.
Subs: Bunn, van Wolfswinkel, Hoolahan, Garrido, Becchio, R Bennett, Josh Murphy.