The scoreline was misleading as Sunderland struggled for much of the day but scored three late goals to make it look like an easy 3-0 over Birmingham City in the Capital One Cup.
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney may return to his side's starting XI to face Swansea on Sunday.
Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini will be suspended for his sides next three league matches.
Sitting in 20th place, Sunderland looked doomed for relegation already, but a growing list of weekend doubts won't help its morale.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed that winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is fit enough to start against Spurs on Sunday.
Steve Agnew has confirmed that both Dani Ayala and Grant Leadbitter are doubtful for Sunday's match against Manchester City at the Riverside Stadium.
Slaven Bilic has confirmed that Andy Carroll will miss out on Saturday's trip to Stoke City due to a thigh problem.
Craig Cathcart watch continues as the center back continues to try to recover from a knee injury, this time with the visit of Liverpool as the target return date.
Leicester City striker Islam Slimani returned to training on Thursday and could feature against West Brom at the Hawthorns on Saturday.
Craig Shakespeare has revealed that Wes Morgan is "touch and go" to be fit for Leicester City’s trip to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
Jon Walters has not trained since missing out against Swansea last weekend and is a doubt to participate against West Ham at the Britannia on Saturday.
Jack Butland returned last weekend against Swansea and looks to be the starter for the remainder of the season as he returns from his long-term ankle injury.