Connor Wickham scored in the first minute but Sunderland were dominated for the rest of the match and dropped into the relegation zone after having to settle for a 1-1 draw.
Black Cats boss Gus Poyet will assess a number of players ahead of Saturdays’ trip to the Liberty Stadium with Adam Johnson, Will Buckley, Billy Jones, Jack Rodwell and Emanuele Giaccherini all rated as 50-50 to face Swansea.
Connor Wickham returns from suspension in week 18 and will be available to face Aston Villa.
Sunderland striker Connor Wickham has signed a new four-and-a-half-year deal.
Connor Wickham scored the lone goal for Sunderland in the 19th minute vs Manchester City Wednesday night.
Sunderland have rejected a bid for striker Connor Wickham from West Ham, BBC Newcastle understands.
Sunderland are prepared to offload Connor Wickham if the Great Escape hero doesn’t pen a new deal at the Stadium of Light, admits Gus Poyet.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has signed a new deal that will keep him at the Stadium of Light until 2016.
Connor Wickham continued his razor sharp form by bagging a brace and Sunderland move out of the relegation zone with a dominant 4-0 win over Cardiff City.
Manchester City dropped points in their attempt to close in on their Premier League title-chasing rivals, drawing 2-2 with Sunderland.
Struggling Sunderland have recalled striker Connor Wickham from his loan spell at Leeds as head coach Gus Poyet searches desperately for firepower.
Leeds United have signed Sunderland striker Connor Wickham on loan until the end of the season.
Sunderland have recalled Connor Wickham from his loan spell with Sheffield Wednesday.
Connor Wickham is set to leave Sunderland on loan, with Championship leaders Burnley expected to win the race for his signature.