Date:Saturday October 19 2013
19 Oct 2013
Another new era starts for Sunderland at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday when Gus Poyet takes charge of his first game as Black Cats boss and oh how we could use the win.
On paper there is a good chance of getting something from this game, maybe even a win as the side goes out feeling more confident after having belief drilled into them by the new manager. On top of that Swansea are not doing too well on their own soil this season.
A win would be an absolutely massive boost for Sunderland, not only in helping their table position but it will give the lads that little bit more belief as they get set to face Newcastle next time out.
The last two visits to the Liberty Stadium have produced two draws, fingers crossed that we can go one better this time around.
Gus Poyet: "I think they have the perfect approach. They`ve changed manager, but they`ve tried to maintain that philosophy. That`s a big advantage for any manager who goes there.
"There`s a team who`ve been playing for five or six years in the same way and they`re slowly getting better and better.
'It's a big contrast - we have a few problems. We have changed a manager and we have got a new group of players.
'We will go there to win. We need to win football games. We cannot go to places looking to get just one point.'
The Swans will still be without captain Ashley Williams, while Ben Davies is a doubt.
Jonathan de Guzman, Pablo Hernandez and Michel Vorm should all be fit enough to play a part after returning to training.
Spanish international striker with an eye for goal, has two in the league games and three in Europa Cup so far this season.
Steven Fletcher recovering from a shoulder injury is a big boost for Sunderland.
Wes Brown is pushing for a return after a long spell on the sidelines, although Ki Sung-Yeung is ineligible to face his parent club.
Although he only has three appearances under his belt this season he will return to the side hungry for goals and eager to impress the new boss.
Michu has directly contributed to more shots than any other player in the top-flight this term (32, 16 shots, excluding blocked and 16 chances created).
Sunderland are only the sixth team in Premier League history to have recorded one (or no) point after seven games; three of the previous five were relegated.
Referee - Craig Pawson
Assistants - P Kirkup, P Bankes
Fourth official - S Hooper
Going for a 1-1 draw.
Sun 27 Oct 2013 Sunderland v Newcastle
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Date:Saturday October 19 2013
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