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    • 1Marshall
    • 4Caulker
    • 42John
    • 28Théophile-Catherine
    • 6Turner
    • 7Whittingham
    • 13Kim Bo-Kyung
    • 8Medel
    • 18Mutch
    • 16Noone
    • 10Campbell
    • 25Mannone
    • 29Roberge
    • 21Diakité
    • 2Bardsley
    • 3Dossena
    • 31Borini
    • 7Larsson
    • 33Cattermole
    • 4Ki Sung-yueng
    • 23Giaccherini
    • 17Altidore
    • 9Cornelius
    • 32Lewis
    • 19Cowie
    • 5Hudson
    • 23Maynard
    • 11Odemwingie
    • 17Gunnarsson
    • 22Ba
    • 6Cabral
    • 9Fletcher
    • 12Celustka
    • 8Gardner
    • 14Colback
    • 13Pickford

    Cardiff

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-5-1
    • 1 D. Marshall
    • 4 S. Caulker
    • 42 D. John
    • 28 K. Théophile-Catherine
    • 6 B. Turner
    • 7 P. Whittingham
    • 13 B. Kim (Gunnarsson ')
    • 8 G. Medel
    • 18 J. Mutch
    • 16 C. Noone (Cowie ')
    • 10 F. Campbell (Cornelius ')

    Sunderland

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-1-4-1
    • 25 V. Mannone
    • 29 V. Roberge
    • 21 M. Diakité
    • 2 P. Bardsley
    • 3 A. Dossena
    • 31 F. Borini (Fletcher ')
    • 7 S. Larsson (Gardner ')
    • 33 L. Cattermole (Colback ')
    • 4 S. Ki
    • 23 E. Giaccherini
    • 17 J. Altidore
    Substitutes
    • 9 A. Cornelius
    • 32 J. Lewis
    • 19 D. Cowie
    • 5 M. Hudson
    • 23 N. Maynard
    • 11 P. Odemwingie
    • 17 A. Gunnarsson
    Substitutes
    • 22 E. Ba
    • 6 T. Adilson Cabral
    • 9 S. Fletcher
    • 12 O. Celustka
    • 8 C. Gardner
    • 14 J. Colback
    • 13 J. Pickford

    Cardiff vs Sunderland

    Cardiff have not met Sunderland in the top-flight since 1956/57, when they won one and drew one of two meetings.

    Sunderland have won their last two trips to Cardiff in the league without conceding.

    Sunderland have won only one of their 12 final games of the year in the Premier League (3-1 v Bolton in 2007)

    Sunderland have kept three successive clean sheets in the Premier League – the longest run seen in the PL this season is Southampton’s four in a row (Sept-Oct).

    Vito Mannone has kept five clean sheets in eight Premier League starts this season for Sunderland.

    Cardiff City have lost two successive Premier League games, they have not lost three league games in succession since November 2009.

    Despite playing 18 games fewer in 2013 than Sunderland (36), Cardiff have won just three games fewer in the Premier League this calendar year (4) than their opponents (7).

    David Marshall (70) has made more saves than any other goalkeeper in the Premier League this season.

    Sunderland have lost more points from leading positions than any other side this season (11) in the Premier League.

    Cardiff have only been in the lead on five occasions in the Premier League this season – no side have led less frequently (Villa also five).