Sunderland and Stoke City are both int he bottom quarter of the table. Sunderland is in 19th place with 18 points and Stoke City is in 16th place with 22 points. Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet has had to deal with his predecessor Paolo Di Canio talking smack about the club in the media.
“I think the club was spot-on with its statement and I will maintain that. We will go with the club and the players have been respecting that as well. It’s the best way for us,” Poyet said, via ESPN FC.
“Me, I am very critical with myself and I analyse myself first. Every game after winning or losing, I check myself, what I did well, what I didn’t do well under my understanding of football, whether the players reacted to what I said or not.
“I am just trying to keep improving and to keep getting better, not only as a team, but me as a manager as well.
“That’s the best way for us to make sure we get to the situation that we want at the end of the season, which is being in the Barclays Premier League.”
Date: January 29
Start Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
Location: Sunderland, England
Stadium: Stadium of Light
TV Info: Premier League Extra Time*
Online Radio Stream: Talk Sport Radio
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
* - What is Premier League Extra Time?
Basically, it is a bonus package for overflow games that can’t be shown, due to the amount of games in a particular time slot.
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