Revealed! The player Sunderland fans want to see start against Manchester City

Sunderland boss David Moyes
Sunderland boss David Moyes
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We asked Sunderland fans which midfielder they wanted to see recalled to the side for today's game - and Wahbi Khazri came out on top.

George Honeyman, Lynden Gooch and Khazri are all pushing for a Sunderland start against Manchester City this afternoon (KO 4pm).

Fans want to see Wahbi Khazri start against Manchester City

Fans want to see Wahbi Khazri start against Manchester City

But it was the Tunisian international that banked almost two-thirds of the vote in our poll - with 60 per cent of readers choosing Khazri over the youngsters.

Honeyman polled 14 per cent of the vote and Gooch 26 per cent.

With Jan Kirchhoff, Jack Rodwell and Steven Pienaar set to miss the game as they battle back from injury and Paddy McNair, Duncan Watmore and Lee Cattermole still out, Moyes' midfield options are limited.

But he could bring one of Khazri, Honeyman or Gooch back into the side if he wanted to freshen things up for the visit of Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

Khazri has been out of favour for the majority of this campaign, with the winger making only 13 Premier League appearances - nine of which have been from the subs bench.

The 26-year-old played an important role in last season's survival but has been a bit-part player under David Moyes.