Sunderland are out of the FA Cup after losing 2-0 away to Bradford City.
Gus Poyet said he knew his team tried their best before congratulating the Bantams on their victory, which secures them a place in the quarter finals.
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Sunderland AFC Head Coach has said he thought last night's performance was 'typical Sunderland' and admits he is not sure how to stop a repeat performance. He's under scrutiny for criticising fans.
Gus Poyet believes striker Jermain Defoe has already made a big difference at Sunderland.
The 32-year-old scored in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Swansea - his second goal for the club in just three appearances.
Premier League Swansea 1-1 Sunderland
Championship Middlesbrough 3-1 Charlton
League Two Portsmouth 1-0 Hartlepool United York City 0-2 Dag & Red
Premier League Swansea 0-1 Sunderland
Championship Middlesbrough 1-1 Charlton
League Two Portsmouth 0-0 Hartlepool United York 0-1 Dag & Red
Striker Danny Graham will make his first start for Sunderland today since the final day of the 2012-13 season.
Here are the team sheets:
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet says last season's trip to Swansea was a 'terrible' day for him and the club.
The Black Cats were beaten 4-0 at the Liberty Stadium, with all four goals scored in the second-half. It was also Poyet's first game in charge of the club.
Sunderland travel to Swansea in the Premier League on Saturday.
Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet faces a series of late decisions as he attempts to put together a team for Saturday's Premier League trip to Swansea.
Wickham missed Tuesday's FA Cup win at Fulham. Credit: PAStriker Connor Wickham, who missed Tuesday night's 3-1 FA Cup fourth round replay victory at Fulham with a calf injury sustained in the warm-up, is likely to sit out once again along with midfielder Lee Cattermole as he continues his recovery from a knee problem.
Adam Johnson (thumb surgery) and Jack Rodwell (groin) are rated at only 50-50, while fellow midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini suffered bruising during the game at Craven Cottage and is also a doubt, along with full-back Billy Jones and midfielder Will Buckley, who both have unspecified knocks.