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The referee brings the game to a close.
John Guidetti gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Colback.
Clearance made by Ryan Shawcross.
Header by Marc Wilson goes harmlessly over the bar.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Glenn Whelan.
Peter Odemwingie goes off and John Guidetti comes on.
Marko Arnautovic fouled by Jack Colback, the ref awards a free kick.
Adam Johnson goes off and Craig Gardner comes on.
Sebastian Larsson takes a short corner.
Fabio Borini takes a shot. Marc Wilson gets a block in.
Clearance by Marcos Alonso.
A cross is delivered by Adam Johnson.
Header by Ryan Shawcross against the bar.
Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Erik Pieters by Adam Johnson.
Jack Colback manages to make a clearance.
Marko Arnautovic delivers the ball.
Fabio Borini is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
Fabio Borini challenges Geoff Cameron unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Shot by Charlie Adam. Charlie Adam produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Jack Colback gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Colback on Geoff Cameron.
Foul by Fabio Borini on Ryan Shawcross, free kick awarded.
Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.
Ondrej Celustka concedes a free kick for a foul on Erik Pieters.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Sebastian Larsson.
Marko Arnautovic replaces Oussama Assaidi.
Sebastian Larsson has an effort at goal. A parry by Asmir Begovic prevents the goal.
Geoff Cameron sends in a cross.
Steven Fletcher is brought on as a substitute for Jozy Altidore.
Foul by Erik Pieters on Jozy Altidore, free kick awarded.
Peter Crouch goes off and Jonathan Walters comes on.
Clearance made by Ondrej Celustka.
Adam Johnson takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.
Clearance made by Marc Wilson.
The referee blows for offside against Jozy Altidore.
Fabio Borini has an effort at goal. Ryan Shawcross gets a block in.
Shot by Jozy Altidore. Sebastian Larsson has an effort at goal. Asmir Begovic parries the ball but the danger is not over.
Ondrej Celustka sends in a cross.
Sebastian Larsson fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Blocked by Marc Wilson.
Jozy Altidore fouled by Steven Nzonzi, the ref awards a free kick.
Peter Odemwingie fouled by Marcos Alonso, the ref awards a free kick.
Marc Wilson receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
Foul by Marc Wilson on Jozy Altidore, free kick awarded.
Free kick taken by Sebastian Larsson.
Unfair challenge on Fabio Borini by Peter Odemwingie results in a free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Odemwingie on Marcos Alonso.
Oussama Assaidi crosses the ball.
The second half has started.
The referee calls an end to the first half.
Shot by Peter Crouch went wide left of the goal.
Ondrej Celustka challenges Erik Pieters unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Phil Bardsley leaves the field to be replaced by Ondrej Celustka.
Unfair challenge on Steven Nzonzi by Phil Bardsley results in a free kick.
Foul by Sebastian Larsson on Erik Pieters, free kick awarded.
Foul by Sung-Yeung Ki on Charlie Adam, free kick awarded.
Charlie Adam challenges Sung-Yeung Ki unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Peter Odemwingie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wes Brown.
Chance falls to Ryan Shawcross who heads at goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Odemwingie by Jozy Altidore.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie Adam by Sung-Yeung Ki.
Corner taken by Charlie Adam.
The ball is sent over by Geoff Cameron.
Clearance made by Peter Crouch.
Foul by Steven Nzonzi on Jozy Altidore, free kick awarded.
Free kick taken by Vito Mannone.
Erik Pieters challenges Adam Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Peter Crouch takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Parried by Vito Mannone back into danger.
Adam Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Erik Pieters.
Wes Brown restarts play with the free kick.
Ryan Shawcross challenges Jozy Altidore unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Jozy Altidore gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Nzonzi.
Charlie Adam takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.
Unfair challenge on Sung-Yeung Ki by Peter Odemwingie results in a free kick.
Unfair challenge on Adam Johnson by Erik Pieters results in a free kick.
Adam Johnson grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Sunderland 1-0 Stoke.
Fabio Borini takes a shot. Asmir Begovic fumbles the ball.
Oussama Assaidi has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.
Shot by Phil Bardsley went wide left of the target.
Clearance by Ryan Shawcross.
Adam Johnson restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Charlie Adam on Sebastian Larsson.
John O'Shea gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Crouch.
Shot by Sebastian Larsson. Asmir Begovic parries the ball away.
Glenn Whelan manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Adam Johnson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Erik Pieters on Adam Johnson.
The game kicks-off.
Poyet hits out at Hughes
Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet has hit out at Stoke over their courtship of Lee Cattermole and Steven Fletcher on the eve of the Barclays Premier League clash between the two clubs.
The sides meet at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday with the Uruguayan, who refused to be drawn into a war of words with predecessor Paolo Di Canio, baring his teeth at the Potters.
Poyet said: "I am pleased that in the local newspaper, we didn't throw any rumours about us being interested in any Stoke player, because that's what they have done for the last week.
"No-one from Stoke, directors or anyone from them, has made any formal approach or any offer, so for them to be linked with two very important players for us before the game is a little bit disappointing."
City boss Mark Hughes has been linked with a move for Cattermole for several weeks, but admitted over the weekend that the Black Cats' progression to the Capital One Cup final made that unlikely.
Poyet said: "He (Hughes) didn't call me. Some people would say the manager normally would call to say when they want a player of the other team.
"But he didn't call me, of that I can assure you."
Cattermole's future has been thrown into doubt by Sunderland's interest in Brighton midfielder Liam Bridcutt, who finds himself in limbo after having a transfer request refused.
The Black Cats' offers for Bridcutt and winger Will Buckley remain on the table with three days of the transfer window remaining, and progress on that front could yet prompt a change in their stance.
However, Poyet, who revealed he is "very, very close" to landing Internacional's Argentinian striker Ignacio Scocco, has no intention of allowing matters to run into the final hours before Friday's 11pm deadline.
Asked if there would be a cut-off point, the former Brighton boss said: "It probably would be Thursday. I am not going to put a time-frame on it, but I would like not to be here on Friday."
Poyet was taking a more diplomatic line, however, when asked about Di Canio's weekend broadside, in which he branded the club "weak" and some of its players "cowards", and insisted Sunderland were no better off now than they day he was relieved of his duties, prompting a dismissive statement from the Stadium of Light hierarchy.
His successor said: "I think the club was spot-on with its statement and I will maintain that. We will go with the club and the players have been respecting that as well. It's the best way for us.
"Me, I am very critical with myself and I analyse myself first. Every game after winning or losing, I check myself, what I did well, what I didn't do well under my understanding of football, whether the players reacted to what I said or not.
"I am just trying to keep improving and to keep getting better, not only as a team, but me as a manager as well.
"That's the best way for us to make sure we get to the situation that we want at the end of the season, which is being in the Barclays Premier League."
Poyet is likely to restore most of his big names against Stoke having made 10 changes for Saturday's 1-0 FA Cup victory over Kidderminster.
Peter Odemwingie is keen to show he is still capable of being a regular goalscorer in the Premier League at new club Stoke.
The Potters have signed the 32-year-old from Cardiff as part of a player-exchange deal that sees fellow striker Kenwyne Jones moving in the opposite direction.
And Odemwingie could make his debut at Sunderland.
Regarding what he might deliver for his new club, Odemwingie told Stoke Player: "Maybe in the past few months I didn't get too many goalscoring opportunities, but I am sure that will change here at Stoke.
"One of my strongest qualities is being able to put the ball into the back of the net, with either my right foot or my left foot, and I intend on doing that regularly here.
"I like to get myself into good positions on the field whereby I can get opportunities, and I know that with the quality of players here at the club, there will be days where we do create a lot of chances to score the goals.
"I am sure that the manager (Hughes) and his staff know about me and I am certain they will use me to my strengths.
"They are very knowledgeable people and they must feel that I can bring something different. That gives me a lot of confidence and belief in myself."
Captain Ryan Shawcross is expected to play with protection on a fractured wrist while fellow defender Erik Pieters should be fit.
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