Sunderland will look back on Week 6 as the one that got away after blowing a two-goal lead in a 3-2 loss to Crystal Palace.
David Moyes confirms Jermain Defoe will not feature at Loftus Road in the EFL Cup after picking up a knock on Sunday.
Sunderland will have to do without talisman Jermain Defoe up top against Queens Park Rangers in the League Cup on Wednesday.
Sunderland couldn't manage to get its first win of the season but the Black Cats did earn their first point under David Moyes.
Sunderland forward Jermain Defoe is currently being assessed after suffering a thigh injury in preseason training.
At this point last summer Sunderland was on the lookout for a new forward. One year later, the Cats signed the forward they had all along to a new contract.
Sunderland waiting until the last possible moment to earn a critical point in the relegation race with a stoppage-time equalizer.
Despite completely overwhelming its opponents, Sunderland could not manage to earn three points at home against West Brom in a 0-0 draw.
Jermaine Defoe scored his twelfth goal of the season to put Sunderland in a position to defeat Newcastle United for the seventh consecutive time, but the Black Cats would concede a late equalizer to settle for a 1-1 draw at St. James' Park.
Jermain Defoe missed a few glorious opportunities to score against West Ham but failed to finish any of them as Sunderland missed a chance to climb further above the relegation zone with a 1-0 loss at Boleyn Ground.
Jermaine Defoe scored three times, making it five in his last two league games, as Sunderland collected three massive points in a 2-4 win against Swansea City.
Jermain Defoe carried Sunderland to a huge win over Aston Villa in the relegation battle match.
Jermain Defoe shook off a hamstring injury to return as a second-half sub, proving to be Sunderland's most influential player in just 18 minutes during a 1-0 home loss to Watford.
Sunderland will be without two starters of their recent turnaround as Seb Larsson and Jermain Defoe were ruled out for the Arsenal match this weekend.