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Sunderland vs. Aston Villa: Lineups And Open Match Thread

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Sunderland
vs. Aston Villa
Location: Stadium of Light
Date: Saturday October 28th

Time: 15:00 GMT/7:00am PT/10:00am ET

Records (W-D-L, +/-, Points, Place):

Sunderland: 2-3-5, +2, 9, 14th

Form:W-L-D-L-W

Aston Vila: 2-5-2, 0, 11, 11th

Form: L-L-W-D-D

Sorry guys, I assumed the yelling during the Chelsea match would wake me up early enough to get the lineups in before publishing...turns out I was wrong.

So Benty got boo'd and we've got Heskey in for Bannan. Why am I awake, exactly? I was hoping for perhaps an epic Cattermole - Hutton collision, but not even that is going to happen.

Sunderland Starting XI: Simon Mignolet, Michael Turner, Wes Brown, Sebastian Larsson, Connor Wickham, Kieran Richardson, Jack Colback, David Vaughan, John O’Shea, Stéphane Sessègnon, Nicklas Bendtner.

Bench: Phil Bardsley, Lee Cattermole, Craig Gardner, ...I stopped caring...Ji, Meyler, Westwood, Elmohamady

Aston Villa Starting XI: Shay Given, Alan Hutton, Richard Dunne, James Collins, Stephen Warnock, Stiliyan Petrov, Chris Herd, Emile Heskey, Charles N’Zogbia, Darren Bent, Gabby Agbonlahor.

Bench: Brad Guzan, Marc Albrighton, Ciaran Clark, Fabian Delph, Carlos Cuellar, Stephen Ireland, Nathan Delfouneso.

PS-- Sunderland is also a neighborhood in Portland. I had no idea.