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.
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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.
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.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet was delighted for Jermain Defoe after the striker scored his first goal for Sunderland.
The 32-year-old netted the second goal of the game during the club's 2-0 Premier League win over Burnley on Saturday. It was Defoe's first goal for the Black Cats since his January move from Toronto FC.