The lowdown on our second visit to Wearside this season...
Match: Sunderland (19th in Premier League) v City (2nd in Premier League)
Competition: Barclays Premier League
Date and time: Tuesday 2 February, 7:45pm (GMT)
Referee: Stuart Attwell (Nuneaton)
Last time: City 4-1 Sunderland, 26 December 2015
Head to head record:
Sunderland wins: 50
City wins: 67
Manuel Pellegrini “It’s a tough game against a team fighting not to be relegated.
“I said before January that January was a key month to continue in all the competitions. We played two rounds of the FA Cup and the semi-final of the Capital One Cup and we had to close the ground on the leaders."
Sunderland: Larsson, Kaboul, Kirchoff