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Team news: Swansea v Sunderland

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 faces tough decisions at Swansea

Wickham missed Tuesday's FA Cup win at Fulham Credit: PA

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.

See the squad.

Newcastle United beat Sunderland in FA Youth Cup

Newcastle United beat Sunderland on penalties in the FA Youth Cup Fifth Round last night.

It was a tight game at the Stadium of Light, with both teams mainly made up of respective under-18s players. Although both Adam Armstrong and Freddie Woodman have featured in the Newcastle first-team squad in recent times.

Neither side were able to break the deadlock in normal time and extra time and the match went to penalties.

It was goalkeeper Woodman who turned out to be the hero for Newcastle, saving spot kicks from both Dan Casey and Elliot Embleton. The Magpies won the shootout 3-1, handing them a Sixth Round tie against defending champions Chelsea.

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