Sunderland couldn't manage to get its first win of the season but the Black Cats did earn their first point under David Moyes.
Jordan Pickford could line up against Southampton this weekend after Vito Mannone was rushed to hospital for further tests following a training ground injury.
David Moyes admitted his squad is down the "bare bones" following the 1-2 home defeat to Middlesbrough.
Patrick Van Aanholt scored in the 71st minute and registered two shots on target in Sunderland's lose to Middlesbrough.
Sunderland officially announced the signing of free-agent winger Steven Pienaar to a contract through the end of the season.
David Moyes is facing a selection dilemma ahead of his first Wear-Tees derby at the Stadium of Light.
Injuries to Lee Cattermole, Jan Kirchhoff and Seb Larsson meant that David Moyes was forced into using John O’Shea as a makeshift midfielder at the Etihad on Saturday.
Sunderland was dealt another midfield blow this summer after Sebastian Larsson had surgery to repair a knee injury that will keep him out for six months.
Paddy McNair's Sunderland debut saw the former Manchester United man score Manchester City's winner.
David Moyes has been reunited with his third Manchester United player as Adnan Januzaj joins Paddy McNair and Donald Love at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland has added defensive reinforcements in the signings of Manchester United defenders Donald Love and Paddy McNair.
Sunderland remain hopeful that Jermain Defoe, Jan Kirchhoff, Billy Jones and Seb Larsson can all recover from their various ailments in time for Saturday’s trip to the Etihad.
Sunderland has announced its first signing of the summer by making a move for Chelsea defender Papy Djilobodji.
Sunderland made it four wins on the spin against Dijon on Wednesday, but the victory came at a cost after a muscular problem forced Patrick van Aanholt off early in the second half.
Reports around England claim Everton is considering a summer bid for Sunderland defender Lamine Kone this week.