Sunderland are having yet another dreadful season but they could still complete the great escape and survive, much to the belief of our landlord here at the Transfer Tavern.
Indeed, he feels that the Black Cats just need to get the fundamentals right and then they can push on, starting with the upset of beating Manchester City!
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City themselves haven’t had the best season but by no means is it as bad as what David Moyes has had at Sunderland.
He has not managed to get the best from his side and arguably they simply aren’t doing the basics right and at this level you really should be. They need to stop simply relying on Jermain Defoe and actually start to bring other players into the game too.
Teams exploit the fact that Sunderland try to get the ball to Defoe at every opportunity and now they’ve cut that supply, Sunderland are well and truly struggling.
They just need to make it click this weekend and if they do there will be no reason why they couldn’t shock Guardiola’s men.
So with that in mind, if Moyes picks this Sunderland XI, they will surely shock Man City this weekend…
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