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Team News: Steven Fletcher, Jack Colback start for Sunderland

Steven Fletcher and Jack Colback start for Sunderland against Aston Villa, who have Christian Benteke back in their starting lineup.

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has included both Steven Fletcher and Jack Colback in his side for their Premier League clash against Aston Villa.

The duo came off the bench to score against Cardiff City in South Wales on Saturday and earn the Black Cats a 2-2 draw in the Premier League.

Ondrej Celustka and Ji Dong-Won have also been given starts for Sunderland against the Villans in the league today.

Meanwhile, Christian Benteke is back up front for visiting Villa after missing three games because of a knee injury.

Club captain Ron Vlaar also makes his comeback and replaces the suspended Ciaran Clark in the lineup.

Sunderland: Mannone, Celustka, Bardsley, Diakite, Roberge, Cattermole (C), Ki, Colback, Ji, Giaccherini, Fletcher

Aston Villa: Guzan, Lowton, Vlaar, Baker, Luna, Westwood, Bacuna, Weimann, Delph, Agbonlahor, Benteke

You can follow live coverage of the match with Sports Mole's minute-by-minute commentary by clicking here.

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