May 6, 2013 at 8pm UK at ​Stadium of Light
StokeStoke City
O'Shea (63')
Jimenez Cuellar (32'), Larsson (35')
Gardner (34')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Walters (9')
Whitehead (12'), Nzonzi (44')

Team News: James McClean starts for Sunderland

James McClean
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James McClean comes in for the suspended Stephane Sessegnon for Sunderland's match against Stoke City.

Republic of Ireland international James McClean has been included in the Sunderland starting lineup for this evening's Premier League encounter against Stoke City at the Stadium of Light.

He has replaced the suspended Stephane Sessegnon, while Jack Colback has come into the side at the expense of Phil Bardsley.

For visiting Stoke, Cameron Jerome has been handed a rare start alongside Peter Crouch up front.

Sunderland: Mignolet; Colback, Rose, Cuellar, O'Shea; N'Diaye, Larsson, Gardner, Johnson, McClean; Graham

Stoke: Begovic; Shotton, Wilson, Huth, Shawcross; Whitehead, Adam, N'Zonzi, Walters; Crouch, Jerome

Sunderland's Stephane Sessegnon is shown a red card against Aston Villa on April 29, 2013
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