Southampton v Sunderland Team News: Jermain Defoe left out

Jermain Defoe was left out of the starting XI at Southampton after Fabio Borini was preferred to Sunderland's top scorer.

Saturday, 5th March 2016, 1:05 pm
Updated Saturday, 5th March 2016, 1:11 pm
Jermain Defoe

Borini - who netted a stunning last-minute equaliser against Crystal Palace in midweek - was recalled at the expense of Defoe in a switch which saw Dame N'Doye moving into a central role.

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That was one of two changes from Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce, with Younes Kaboul taking the place of captain John O'Shea, who wasn't risked despite recovering from a calf injury.

Southampton: Forster, Clasie, Fonte, S Davies, Mane, Tadic, Romeu, Martina, Van Dijk, Pelle, Bertrand. Subs: Stekelenburg, Cedric, Yoshida, Ward-Prowse, Reed, Juanmi, Olomola

Sunderland: Mannone, Yedlin, Kaboul, Kone, van Aanholt, Kirchhoff, M'Vila, Rodwell, Khazri, Borini, N'Doye. Subs: Pickford, Jones, Larsson, O’Shea, Defoe, Toivonen, Mandron