MARTIN O’NEILL made three changes for Sunderland’s crunch encounter against Norwich City today.
Carlos Cuellar, Danny Rose and David Vaughan were all included in the starting XI, with Titus Bramble, Jack Colback and Alfred N’Diaye the trio to miss out.
Cuellar partnered John O’Shea at centre-half, Rose replaced Jack Colback at left-back and Vaughan came in for Seb Larsson in central midfield.
Norwich boss Chris Hughton dropped Grant Holt for midfielder Wes Hoolahan, while winger Elliott Bennett replaced the injured Anthony Pilkington.
SUNDERLAND: Mignolet, Gardner, Cuellar, O’Shea, Rose, Sessegnon, Vaughan, Larsson, Johnson, Fletcher, Graham. Subs: Westwood, Bardsley, N’Diaye, Wickham, Colback, Bramble, McClean.
NORWICH: Bunn, Martin, Turner, Bassong, Garrido, Snodgrass, Howson, Johnson, Hoolahan, Bennett, Kamara. Subs: Camp, Whittaker, Holt, Jackson, Fox, Becchio, Bennett