Gus Poyet: "I know that our last three away games were incredible.
"I try not to think too much about bad luck but when you get so many own goals and sendings-off it makes it difficult.
"So far I'm not worried but sometimes when you're down at the bottom and think you're doing well, you get a hammer in the head that brings you back down.
"We need to make sure we turn our away form into wins and prove we can get back with the other teams in the mix. All I am asking for is a normal game with no incidents.
"One of the first things a manager says to his players is to stay on the pitch and keep it 11 versus 11.
"We need to give it careful attention without forgetting that you need to compete, you need to be strong and you need to tackle. It's a balance and at the moment we can't find the right balance.
"I want to have that feeling that we've done everything we can to compete. We need to be stronger and better. I wish we could have played this game earlier in order that we could get last week out of our system."
PREMIER LEAGUE FIXTURES
Saturday November 3015:00 Aston Villa v Sunderland 15:00 Cardiff City v Arsenal 15:00 Everton v Stoke City 15:00 Norwich City v Crystal Palace 15:00 West Ham United v Fulham 17:30 Newcastle United v West Brom
Sunday December 112:00 Tottenham v Man Utd 14:05 Hull City v Liverpool 16:10 Chelsea v Southampton 16:10 Manchester City v Swansea City
Tuesday December 320:00 Crystal Palace v West Ham United
Wednesday December 419:45 Arsenal v Hull City19:45 Liverpool v Norwich City19:45 Man Utd v Everton19:45 Southampton v Aston Villa19:45 Stoke City v Cardiff City19:45 Sunderland v Chelsea 19:45 Swansea City v Newcastle United20:00 Fulham v Tottenham20:00 West Brom v Manchester City
Saturday November 3015:00 Premier League Aston Villa v SunderlandWednesday December 419:45 Premier League Sunderland v ChelseaSaturday December 717:30 Premier League Sunderland v TottenhamSaturday December 1415:00 Premier League West Ham United v SunderlandTuesday December 1719:45 League Cup - Qtr Sunderland v ChelseaSaturday December 2115:00 Premier League Sunderland v Norwich CityThursday December 2615:00 Premier League Everton v SunderlandSaturday December 2817:30 Premier League Cardiff City v Sunderland