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Sunderland 0 - 0 Fulham

Sunderland finished their FA Cup tie with ten men after Jack Rodwell received a second yellow card against Fulham at the Stadium of Light with 25 minutes to go.

The game ended nil-nil. They will now face a replay.

Middlesbrough prepare to take on the champions in FA Cup clash

Aitor Karanka's Middlesbrough are currently riding high, just one point behind league leaders Bournemouth in the Championship. Credit: PA
If Boro can beat Manuel Pellegrini's Manchester City side it will be a giant-killing of epic proportions. Credit: PA

Middlesbrough are preparing to take on the Premier League champions, Manchester City, in the FA Cup.

The fourth round clash kicks-off at the Etihad Stadium at 3pm today.

The last time Boro faced Manchester City was five years ago when they suffered a 1-0 home defeat, also in the FA Cup.

Middlesbrough are currently second in the Championship, just one point behind league leaders Bournemouth.

Meanwhile, in another fourth round contest, Sunderland will welcome Championship side Fulham to the Stadium of Light today. That game is also at 3pm.

FA Cup tie will be 'amazing' for Middlesbrough fans

Middlesbrough Head Coach Aitor Karanka says this weekend's FA Cup tie against Manchester City will be a great day for the club's supporters.

Boro travel to the Etihad to face the Premier League champions in the Fourth Round on Saturday.

The club also played against Liverpool at Anfield in the Capital One Cup earlier this season and Karanka is expecting another big occasion against Man City.

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Teesside's Jade Jones picked for GB marathon team

Teesside's Jade Jones has been picked for the Great British marathon team for the IPC World Championships, which is being held during the London Marathon. It is only her second marathon.

Jade Jones, who also studies law, normally competes over shorter distances Credit: PA

The 19-year-old wheelchair racer, from Middlesbrough, said she was excited to see how she would do in the event.

She normally competes over a shorter distance, including the 1500m, in which she won a bronze medal at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The International Paralympic Committee World Championships are being held in Doha, Qatar, in October, but it has been decided that the marathon event should take place as part of the London Marathon in April, as that better suits the athletes' training schedules.

Apprentice star offers free mentoring to new runners

New runners in Sunderland could benefit from a new, free programme set up by the Apprentice star Katie Bulmer-Cooke.

Start Me Up Sunderland will offer free mentoring from qualified coaches, including Bulmer-Cooke, and easy, group runs to build up the confidence of people who are new to the sport.

People who take part will be encouraged to tackle events including the Sunderland 10k and the Sunderland City Half Marathon, on 3rd May 2015.

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