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Mandeep Sanghera

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    Sunderland 1-1 Swansea

    An improved Sunderland performance earns them a point against Swansea. They put in the type of effort their fans appreciated, while Swansea remain unbeaten.

    Get all the reaction to the game and the rest of today's fixtures here.

  2. Sunderland 1-1 Swansea

    Kevin Kilbane

    Final Score

    "Jeremain Lens has been really creative today. He's been outstanding. Sunderland needed to turn it round and they've taken a step towards doing that."

  3. Sunderland 1-1 Swansea

    Sunderland win a free-kick just outside the box and Black cats boss Dick Advocaat sends on free-kick specialist Sebastian Larsson to take it but his effort comes back off the wall.

    Dick Advocaat
  4. CLOSE

    Sunderland 1-1 Swansea

    Good chance for Sebastain Coates but the Sunderland defender can only head high from 10 yards.

  5. Sunderland 1-1 Swansea

    Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat kicks the ball to his player and it seems he thinks his side can win this one. They win a free-kick but nothing comes of it.


    Sunderland 1-1 Swansea

    Jermain Defoe goes off to a round of applause, while Duncan Watmore replaces him to an equally loud ovation from the home fans. It's calmed down a bit after some frantic action here at the Stadium of Light.

  7. Sunderland 1-1 Swansea

    Steve Claridge

    Final Score

    "At last, Sunderland are showing a bit of character and fight for their supporters. Their goal was a typical Jermain Defoe effort, through the legs of the defender and into the bottom corner."  

    Dick Advocaat
  8. Sunderland 1-1 Swansea

    Jeremain Lens has been lively this afternoon and sends a shot from the edge of box high. End-to-end.


    Sunderland 1-1 Swansea

    Take a bow Costel Pantilimon. The giant Sunderland keeper stretches out his left arm to palm away a Bafetimbi Gomis header following Jefferson Montero's cross.

    Costel Pantilimon
  10. CLOSE

    Sunderland 1-1 Swansea

    Jeremain Lens puts in a low cross into the Swansea box and Steven Fletcher, who has just come on for Danny Graham, gets in front of his defender but just can't get a touch to the ball at full stretch.

  11. Sunderland 1-1 Swansea

    Kevin Kilbane

    Final Score

    "Jermain Defoe has been the real spark for Sunderland today. He takes this goal really well, a brilliant diagonal run across the pitch and a lovely finish." 

    Jermain Defoe
  12. CLOSE

    Sunderland 1-1 Swansea

    Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has a shot palmed round the post by keeper Costel Pantilimon. All action here at the mo.


    Sunderland 1-1 Swansea

    A Jack Rodwell shot hits the arm of Swansea defender Ashley Williams but referee Neil Swarbrick waves away the home side's appeals for a penalty. Black Cats boss Dick Advocaat might have something to say about that after the game.

  14. GOAL - Sunderland 1-1 Swansea

    Jermain Defoe

    Sunderland are back in it thanks to a clinical finish from Jermain Defoe. Jeremain Lens is the provider as he sets up Defoe to angle a low shot into the far corner not to unlike Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis's opener.

    Jermain Defoe
  15. Sunderland 0-1 Swansea

    Jonjo Shelvey and Andre Ayew again combine as the former crosses for the latter, who heads disappointingly wide from eight yards.

  16. Sunderland 0-1 Swansea

  17. Sunderland 0-1 Swansea

    Sunderland midfielder Jack Rodwell has been one of his side's better performers and, after finding space 25 yards out, shoots but sends his effort high. 

  18. Sunderland 0-1 Swansea

    Jefferson Montero is starting to carry a greater threat and he has a low shot gathered at the second attempt by Sunderland keeper Costel Pantilimon.


    Sunderland 0-1 Swansea

    Swansea catch Sunderland out with a quickly taken short corner and Jonjo Shelvey sends in a cross which Andre Ayew heads against the post.

  20. Sunderland 0-1 Swansea

    Jonjo Shelvey angles in a low free-kick into the Sunderland goalmouth and Swansea team-mate Ashley Williams can't divert it in with his back to goal as he instead ends up clearing the ball.

    Garry Monk
  21. Sunderland 0-1 Swansea

    Jefferson Montero goes on a storming run and has his shirt pulled by defender Sebastian Coates. He goes down in the area but the referee says the offence took place just outside the box to Sunderland's relief. Coates is booked for his misdemeanor. 

  22. Sunderland 0-1 Swansea

    We are under way for the second half.

  23. Get Involved

    Stephen Shaw:  Crisis? What crisis? Sunderland aren't just only one point from safety... we're only 1 point behind Chelsea. Great position surely?

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  24. Sunderland 0-1 Swansea

    Want to see Swansea's goal in graphic form? Well, here it is...

    Swansea goal

    Sunderland 0-1 Swansea

    Talk about sucker punches. Sunderland might just have been thinking they were about to go into the break on level terms before Swansea scored.

  26. GOAL - Sunderland 0-1 Swansea

    Bafetimbi Gomis

    Swansea right-back Kyle Naughton slides a pass into the angled run of Bafetimbi Gomis and the striker puts a first-time shot into the far corner for his third goal in as many games.

    Dick Advocaat
  27. Sunderland 0-0 Swansea

    Billy Jones comes back on to the pitch with stitches in his face and wearing a new shirt. The Sunderland right-back was needed asap as Swansea were looking dangerous with the extra man.

  28. Claret

    Sunderland 0-0 Swansea

    Sunderland are temporarily down to 10 men as right-back Billy Jones has gone off for treatment with blood coming down his face following an aerial challenge with Jefferson Montero.

  29. CLOSE

    Sunderland 0-0 Swansea

    Yann M'Vila floats a free-kick into the Swansea box and, after the ball loops into the air after a Sebastian Coates header under pressure, Danny Graham attempts an overhead kick which is saved by Lukasz Fabianski via a deflection.

  30. Sunderland 0-0 Swansea

    The game so far in graphic form...

    Sunderland v Swansea
  31. Sunderland 0-0 Swansea

    Swansea midfielder Andre Ayew cuts in from the right hand side, runs across the area and sends a low left-foot shot wide.

  32. Sunderland 0-0 Swansea

    Whatever was said at that Sunderland crisis meeting seems to have worked. It's hard to believe they are the same side who lost their opening two league games so meekly. Swansea may have had more possession but the Black Cats are starting to look the more threatening.

    Sunderland players holding off Jefferson Montero
  33. Sunderland 0-0 Swansea

    Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe slides a ball through to fellow striker Danny Graham but Swansea defender Federico Fernandez puts in a well-timed sliding challenge as he clears the danger.

  34. Sunderland 0-0 Swansea

    Jeremain Lens puts in a cross with the outside of his right foot and Swans defender Ashley Williams has to head away for a corner, which is then cleared. Sunderland seem up for this and their fans are responding to signs of encouragement.


    Swansea 0-0 Sunderland

    It looks like Swansea midfielder Andre Ayew has been identified as a danger man by Sunderland as he is on the end of a Lee Cattermole tackle which results in the Black Cats midfielder being booked.

    Lee Cattermole
  36. Sunderland 0-0 Swansea

    Sunderland feel like they are being hard done by when it comes to referee Neil Swarbrick's decisions and the fans respond with some sarcastic applause after they get one given their way for a Neil Taylor foul on Jeremain Lens.

  37. Sunderland 0-0 Swansea

    Sunderland midfielder Jack Rodwell is certainly making his presence felt and he is not happy about what he feels was an unfair call by the referee to punish him for a foul on Kyle Naughton.

  38. Sunderland 0-0 Swansea

    Andre Ayew has scored two goals for Swansea so far this season and tries for a third with a long-range shot, only for his effort to go wide.

    Andre Ayew
  39. Sunderland 0-0 Swansea

    Sunderland have a chance to catch Swansea on the counter-attack but Yann M'Vila's pass is intercepted as the move breaks down.

  40. Sunderland 0-0 Swansea

    Swansea midfielder Andre Ayew comes back on to the pitch to boos from the home crowd, who felt he over-reacted. To be fair to him, he did take a bit of a whack to his ankle.

  41. Sunderland 0-0 Swansea

    Black Cats midfielder Jack Rodwell clatters into Andre Ayew and the Swansea player requires treatment with manager Garry Monk looking on anxiously.

  42. Sunderland 0-0 Swansea

    Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat is up of seat in the dug-out and trying to encourage and organise his side. 

    Dick Advocaat
  43. Sunderland 0-0 Swansea

    We're only a couple of minutes in but, after Sunderland give away possession too easily, there are a few groans from the crowd.

  44. Anaylsis

    Sunderland v Swansea (15:00 BST)

    Kevin Kilbane

    Final Score

    "The one big question for Sunderland fans is: Why can't we get that stability in the club? I think a lot of people would settle for mid-table, they're certainly a long way away from the top-six, but they can't seem to get away from the mould of being a club that battles relegation every year."

  45. Sunderland v Swansea (15:00 BST)

    And we're off...

  46. Dark clouds over Sunderland

    Sunderland v Swansea (15:00 BST)

    Robbie Fowler

    Former Liverpool striker on Football Focus

    "Lee Cattermole has been speaking about Sunderland’s poor start to the season. He should be leading on the pitch, it’s not all about saying stuff after the game. Maybe he should look to change things while the game is happening.  At the moment they don’t look like they’re going to get a win. There seems to be dark clouds over Sunderland."  

  47. Post update

    Sunderland v Swansea (15:00 BST)

    The teams are out...

  48. Montero magic

    Sunderland v Swansea (15:00 BST)

    Jefferson Montero
  49. Sunderland v Swansea (15:00 BST)

  50. Sunderland v Swansea (15:00 BST)

  51. Big Sam on standby

    Sunderland v Swansea (15:00 BST)

    Whatever Sunderland chairman Ellis Short says, Black Cats manager Dick Advocaat wants more money spent on players and, if not, could quit the club, according to the Daily Mirror.

    Advocaat has already held a meeting with his players to try to find out the cause of his side's poor start to the season and, if the Dutchman does leave, a certain Sam Allardyce is on standby to take over.

    Daily Mirror
  52. Short fuse

    Sunderland v Swansea (15:00 BST)

    Sunderland chairman Ellis Short has used today's matchday programme to tell the club's fans that suggestions he will not spend money on the team are "completely wrong".

    Fans chanted "Are you watching Ellis Short?" during last Saturday's defeat at home to Norwich, arguing that he should back manager Dick Advocaat more.

    Advocaat has refused to criticise the chairman, but said on Friday he needed "five or six new players".

    Short said the club had paid out £21.5m in the transfer market this summer, but acknowledged that it had not been spent well.

    He wrote: "Has the money been spent wisely? No - that much is clear and ultimately that is my fault. But it is not a result of lack of ambition or commitment."

    Sunderland chairman Ellis Short
  53. LINE-UPS

    Sunderland v Swansea (15:00 BST)

  54. LINE-UPS

    Sunderland v Swansea (15:00 BST)

  55. Team news

    Sunderland v Swansea (15:00 BST)

    Sunderland make three changes from the defeat by Norwich last time out. Centre-back John O'Shea, midfielder Jack Rodwell and striker Danny Graham replace Younes Kaboul, who is injured, Sebastian Larsson and Steven Fletcher. 

    Sunderland XI: Pantilimon, Jones, van Aanholt, O'Shea (c), Coates, Cattermole, Rodwell, M'Vila, Lens, Defoe, Graham

    Swansea manager Garry Monk names an unchanged line-up from the 2-0 win over Newcastle last Saturday. Midfielder Ki Sung-yueng is again out with a hamstring injury. 

    Swansea XI: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Cork, Shelvey, Sigurdsson, Montero, Ayew, Gomis.

  56. Premier League predictor

    Premier League predictor

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    You can see how your guess compares to BBC Sport pundit Mark Lawrenson and the average user. 

    Afterwards you can see where you ranked among everyone else - and find out which Premier League club's supporters are the best predictors.

    Check it out here.

  57. Sunderland v Swansea (15:00 BST)

    This picture by Sunderland was posted on Twitter a little earlier as there are now fans in the ground...

  58. Welcome

    Sunderland v Swansea (15:00 BST)

    If you're looking for two teams who have had contrasting starts to the season then Sunderland and Swansea are those sides.

    The Black Cats looked a shambles as they have lost 4-2 to Leicester City and 3-1 to Norwich. Swansea, on the other hand, have looked very impressive as they have drawn at 2-2 Chelsea  and comfortably beaten Newcastle 2-0.

    So, can Sunderland throw the form book out of the window and get off the mark? Let's find out...