A preview of the Sunderland v Southampton League Cup match tonight.
Get the latest from the Stadium of Light as Sunderland host Newcastle in today's Wear-Tyne derby
Get the latest updates as Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool United and York are all in league action this afternoon
The draw for the Third Round of the FA Cup has been made. Ties will be played on the weekend of January 4/5.
- Barnsley v Hartlepool United or Coventry
- Newcastle United v Cardiff City
- Middlesbrough v Hull City
- Sunderland v Carlisle United
Sunderland put up a good fight, but were eventually beaten 4-3 at home to Chelsea, leaving the Black Cats at the very bottom of the Premier League table.
Jozy Altidore scored his first league goal to put the Black Cats ahead, before Frank Lampard made it 1-1 with a header from close range.
Eden Hazard then showed his quality with two goals, first curling the ball in from 20 yards. John O'Shea levelled things up before Hazard struck again. Phil Bardsley turned the ball into his own net, making it 4-2, before he managed to score at the right end a few minutes later.
Former Newcastle and Sunderland footballer Michael Chopra has told a court about his gambling addiction.
Giving evidence at Newcastle Crown Court, Chopra said he began gambling at 17 when he first played for Newcastle.
He told the jury that players would take up to £30,000 onto the team bus, and money would change hands while playing cards.
Chopra told the court that in total, he's lost around two million pounds through gambling.
He was giving evidence in an ongoing drugs trial.
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.
– SUNDERLAND CAPTAIN JOHN O'SHEA
"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's players will swap football for fashion today when they take to the catwalk to raise money for North East youngsters.
First team players will be among those strutting their stuff at the club's annual Fashion Strikes show at the Stadium of light.
The event raises money for the Foundation of Light, which uses sport to help children and families in the region
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."
Former Sunderland striker Niall Quinn has been granted the Freedom of Sunderland in a ceremony at the civic hall on Monday.
During his time on Wearside Quinn has been a player, manager, chairman and a director of Sunderland AFC.
Watch Phil Roscoe's report here.
Sunderland AFC takes a break from their Premier League problems when they face Southampton in the League Cup tonight, November 6.
The Black Cats will meet the Saints at the Stadium of Light in a 4th round tie. The winners will take on Chelsea in the Quarter-Finals.
Despite Sunderland's relegation worries, this is a competition that the head coach is keen on.
Gus Poyet, Head Coach, Sunderland AFC.
Sunderland Head Coach Gus Poyet hopes his side can build on last weekend's Wear-Tyne derby win when they travel to Hull City on Saturday.
However, Poyet says Hull's Premier League record this season proves they are "difficult to beat"