Sep 23, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Stadium of Light
Sunderland
1-2
StokeStoke City
Altidore (16')
Rodwell (37'), O'Shea (90'), Altidore (91'), Bridcutt (95')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Muniesa (31', 71')
N'Zonzi (37'), Arnautovic (63'), Huth (93')

Team News: Sunderland, Stoke City make widespread changes ahead of Cup tie

Sunderland's Sebastian Larsson and Stoke's Charlie Adam in action during their Premier League match on January 29, 2014
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Sunderland and Stoke City make numerous changes to their respective squads ahead of their League Cup clash at the Stadium of Light this evening.

Sunderland have made seven changes for this evening's League Cup clash against Stoke City at the Stadium of Light.

Former Manchester City goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon is in the starting XI for last season's finalists, while Sebastian Coates is in line to make his debut.

There are also starts for Billy Jones, Liam Bridcutt, Jordi Gomez, Will Buckley and Jozy Altidore.

The Black Cats scored at least two goals in five of the seven matches they played in the League Cup last season.

Meanwhile, Stoke make six changes from last week's 2-2 draw at Queens Park Rangers for tonight's game, with Jack Butland, Rob Huth, Marc Muniesa, Stephen Ireland, Marko Arnautovic and Oussama Assaidi all in.

Mark Hughes is unable to call on Jonathan Walters, however, as he is out with a calf injury.

Stoke have won both of their previous matches against Sunderland in the League Cup.

Sunderland: Pantilimon, Vergini, Jones, O'Shea, Coates, Johnson, Rodwell, Bridcutt, Gomez, Buckley, Altidore

Stoke City: Butland; Bardsley, Shawcross, Huth, Muniesa; Nzonzi, Adam; Arnautovic, Ireland, Assaidi; Diouf

Sunderland's Sebastian Larsson and Stoke's Charlie Adam in action during their Premier League match on January 29, 2014
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