Fabio Borini and Jordi Gomez start for Sunderland against Tottenham

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Fabio Borini and Jordi Gomez both start for Sunderland in the lunchtime kick-off against Tottenham Hotspur.

The Italian striker is one of two changes, with Jordi Gomez also returning to the squad after returning from a broken knee cap.

Steven Fletcher, injured, and Lynden Gooch miss out against Spurs at the Stadium of Light (KO 1.30pm).

Borini rejoined the club in the summer in a big money move from Liverpool.

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Sunderland: Pantilimon, Jones, Van Aanholt, Kaboul, O’Shea (C), M’Vila, Toivonen, Gomez, Lens, Defoe, Borini.

Subs: Mannone, Coates, Rodwell, Larsson, Cattermole, Watmore, Graham.

Spurs: Lloris (C), Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Son, Mason, Dier, Alli, Chadli, Kane.

subs: Vorm, Rose, Lamela, Trippier, Townsend, Carroll, Winks.

Referee: Craig Pawson.