Team news confirmed

by Stuart Vose

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.