Sunderland are level with Southampton at half time tonight.
It is goalless between Sunderland and Southampton at half time in their Capital One Cup match.
Sunderland's first bit of attacking play saw Ondrej Celustka pull a low ball back for Emanuele Giaccherini, but the Italian's shot flew wide.
Phil Bardsley then chipped in a cross but Craig Gardner was just unable to reach it.
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Jozy Altidore also rolled a shot straight into Kelvin Davis's arms. The USA international then tried his luck again, this time from outside the box, but was unable to hit the target.
Jack Colback squandered another half-chance for the home side when he dragged a shot wide.
Southampton began to emerge as the half wore on but Vito Mannone in the Sunderland goal was untested.
However, Gaston Ramirez fired high and wide when through on goal towards the end of the half.