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O'Shea hopes for common sense over Brown

Sunderland captain John O'Shea feels "common sense" will have been shown if Wes Brown's red card against Stoke is overturned by the Football Association.

Black Cats defender Brown was controversially dismissed in the 36th minute of his team's 2-0 Premier League defeat at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday after making a sliding challenge on Charlie Adam.

"It's so frustrating.

We were a goal down at that stage but I thought we were in clear control of the game and it gave Stoke a massive, massive lift.

The ref's not had the best of days, has he?

Hopefully the red card will get overturned.

He took his time over it but he still managed to get it wrong because Wes has clearly won the ball. I don't think he even touched Adam."

– SUNDERLAND CAPTAIN JOHN O'SHEA

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Poyet wary of Stoke threat

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet says he's wary of the threat Stoke City pose ahead of his side's trip to the Britannia Stadium on Saturday.

The Uruguayan said: "They're looking for something and if it clicks on the day, they've got the players and the group to be really intimidating. Lets hope they don't click this weekend."

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County Durham boxer to entertain home crowd

Sedgefield boxer Bradley Saunders is hoping to put on a good show in front of a home crowd tonight.

The light-welterweight fighter, 27, is competing against Hungary's Gyorgy Mizsei at Gateshead Leisure Centre this evening.

As Saunders now lives and trains in Spain, this will be his first competitive match in the North East since turning professional in February 2012.

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