Sunderland v Crystal Palace Team News: Jack Rodwell starts

Jack Rodwell was handed his chance in midfield for Sunderland's crunch clash against Crystal Palace.

Tuesday, 1st March 2016, 5:46 pm
Updated Tuesday, 1st March 2016, 5:51 pm
Jack Rodwell

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce decided to include Rodwell at the expense of Lee Cattermole in the central midfield trio after the ex-Manchester City man's impact in last weekend's defeat at West Ham.

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That was the only change made by Allardyce, who opted to keep faith with Dame N'Doye out wide, rather than recall Fabio Borini.

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

Crystal Palace: Hennessey, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Kelly, Cabaye, Jedinak, Zaha, Mutch, Bolasie, Wickham. Subs: McCarthy, Mariappa, Ledley, Lee, Sako, Gayle, Adebayor.