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Six things we learned: Sunderland have forgotten how to win and when will Callum McManaman be fully match fit?

Another Saturday afternoon. Another draw. Another two points dropped.

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Duncan Watmore denies complacency to blame as Sunderland let commanding Brentford lead slip

Duncan Watmore denied complacency was behind Sunderland letting a 3-1 half-time lead slip through their hands.

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Marco Gabbiadinin gets in a header against Blackburn in 1988

Ha’way Back When: Magician Marco revels in ‘best’ Sunderland goal to sink high-flying Blackburn

Sunderland 2 Blackburn Rovers 0 – October 25, 1988

Marco Gabbiadini hailed his “best” Sunderland goal after inspiring a tremendous Second Division win over table-topping Blackburn Rovers.

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Sunderland boss Simon Grayson.

Frustrated Simon Grayson reacts as Sunderland throw away 3-1 lead at Brentford to draw

Simon Grayson has spoken of his frustration and disappointment after struggling Sunderland dropped two more Championship points.

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Brentford scored two second half goals to level the game

Brentford 3-3 Sunderland: Player ratings as Black Cats lose two goal advantage in second half

Sunderland lost a two goal lead in the second half to leave Griffin Park with a point.
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Grayson said he was disappointed by the second goal that brought Brentford back into the contest

Sunderland boss on Brentford's 'disappointing' second goal, Lewis Grabban and Josh Maja's injury

Simon Grayson was left frustrated by the second goal that allowed Brentford back into a pulsating contest at Griffin Park, but had high praise for goalscorer Lewis Grabban.

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Grabban looked to have sealed the game just before half-time

Brentford 3-3 Sunderland: Promising first half gives way to frustration as Black Cats continue to struggle

Penned in by a resurgent Brentford and the winds of Storm Brian, Sunderland could only hold onto a point and were perhaps fortunate to escape with even that.

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Sunderland boss Simon Grayson will be hoping for a win today as the Black Cats face Brentford away.

Live: Brentford FC v Sunderland AFC: Follow the action and reaction from Griffin Park

Sunderland AFC take on Brentford FC this afternoon away at Griffin Park.

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Brentford manager Dean Smith.

Brentford v Sunderland: Black Cats attacking threat causes concern for Bees boss

Brentford boss Dean Smith insists struggling Sunderland are a dangerous opponent and must be respected, despite their lowly league position.

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Sunderland's Aiden McGeady.

Simon Grayson on Brentford, defending set-pieces and why he wants more from Aiden McGeady

In a season that has yet to inspire or excite in any real capacity, Aiden McGeady’s creativity has been a saving grace for Sunderland.

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Duncan Watmore

Duncan Watmore comeback going to plan as Simon Grayson weighs up back-to-back starts

Simon Grayson is hoping that Duncan Watmore can continue his positive return from injury at Griffin Park on Saturday.

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Andrew Nelson on loan at Hartlepool United last season.

Sunderland striker joins Harrogate Town on month-long loan deal

Sunderland striker Andrew Nelson has joined Harrogate Town on a 28-day youth loan.
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Maja has started his comeback from injury

Sunderland U23 boss gives update on Josh Maja after late injury withdrawal

Sunderland U23 boss Elliot Dickman says Josh Maja will be assessed at the Academy of Light on Saturday after his late withdrawal at Finch Farm.
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McNair completed an hour as his comeback continues

Everton U23 0-1 Sunderland U23: How did Paddy McNair and other first team challengers get on?

Josh Maja suffered a setback in his return from a knee injury after withdrawing from Sunderland's fine 1-0 win over Everton U23's.
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Is Grayson's job under threat? Who should be No.1? How do Sunderland tackle home form? Your questions answered

Sunderland head to Brentford this afternoon (KO 3pm) aiming for only their second win of the Championship campaign.

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VOTE: 10 players who have played for both Sunderland and Brentford

VOTE: 10 players who have played for both Sunderland and Brentford

Of the 10 players that we’ve selected - who have played for or represented both Sunderland and Brentford over the years - who is your favourite?

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Jason Steele can only watch on as QPR score the opening goal.

Axe Jason Steele, recall Lamine Kone, drop Lee Cattermole? Sunderland fans on Simon Grayson's BIG selection issues

Sunderland head to Brentford tomorrow afternoon in desperate need of three points to kick-start their Championship campaign.

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No excuses for Simon Grayson not to freshen up Sunderland’s stale style of play

No excuses for Simon Grayson not to freshen up Sunderland’s stale style of play

Never get your hopes up. That bizarre confidence I had going into the QPR game was drained as soon as Idrissa Sylla was given a free header to put the opposition ahead.

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Callum McManaman

Three players Sunderland should promote from the bench for crucial Brentford clash

Sunderland’s strongest XI has been a big talking point this season as Simon Grayson struggles to find the right combination.

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Sunderland's Lewis Grabban.

The Championship table doesn’t lie but one win can transform Sunderland season

Lewis Grabban admits Sunderland are where they deserve to be in the Championship table – but remains confident victory over Brentford tomorrow can transform their season.

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