Date:Tuesday September 24 2013
Capital One Cup Third Round match preview between the Black Cats and the Posh.
Sunderland v Pet erborough United
Location: Stadium of Light
Date: 24th September, 2013
Posh travel north looking to take a Premiership scalp in their third round Capital One Cup match with Sunderland.
Sunderland won their second round tie after coming back from two-goals down with twelve minutes to play to run out 4-2 winners over MK Dons.
Posh beat the Dons on Saturday in the League but it is their Cup form they`d like to see return especially after beating Reading 6-0 in the last round!
HEAD TO HEAD
There have only been 6 compeitive matches played between these two sides down the years and not surprisingly, the Black Cats have won five of them!
The only time Posh have managed a win over Sunderland came in the 1992/93 League Division One season when they won 5-2 at London Road.
The last time Posh played at Sunderland was the following season when they lost 2-0.
To find out more information on previous meetings and details of that last meeting at Sunderland click HERE.
Kevin Ball will take charge of his first match as interim head coach following the sacking of Paulo Di Canio at the weekend following a player revolt.
Steven Fletcher will be missing for Sunderland as Ball looks to make his first team selection. Fletcher dislocated a shoulder on Saturday in the game with WBA.
Jozy Altidore [pictured above] is likely to come in as Fletcher`s replacement and partner Fabio Borini up front.
Ball may see this match as an ideal opportunity for Lee Cattermole to get some much-needed match fitness.
To find out more about what Ball has to say about this match CLICK HERE.
Posh boss Darren Ferguson will be forced into making two changes after seeing defenders Nat Knight-Percival and Mark Little sent off in their match with MK Dons on Saturday. Kgosi Ntlhe and Gaby Zakuani [pictured below] are likely to get the nod to replace the banned pair with Shaun Brisley finally getting the call-up to the subs bench.
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