Roberto Martinez's side aiming for back-to-back wins to push for Premier League survival as Asamoah Gyan seeks to end six-game goal drought at Stadium of Light
|Sunderland: Mignolet; Elmohamady, Onuoha, Turner, Bardsley; Henderson, Cattermole, Malbranque, Colback, Sessesgnon; Gyan.
|Wigan: Al-Habsi; Alcaraz, G Caldwell, Boyce, Gohouri; Cleverley, Watson, Diame, McCarthy, N’Zogbia; Rodallega.
- Sunderland has not won in nine games since January 22 when it beat Blackpool 2-1 at Bloomfield Road.
- Steve Bruce has not beaten his former club Wigan in three attempts since taking the helm at the Stadium of Light.
- Asamoah Gyan is without a Premier League goal since February, with his last coming against Tottenham six games ago.
- Sunderland has scored 20 goals at home all season, which is the second worst in the league. Only Wigan and Birmingham (18) have scored less.
- The Black Cats have had seven different scorers in the Premier League, which is the fewest in the top flight.
- Wigan has only lost once at the Stadium of Light in six visits to Wearside, winning two of them.
- Hugo Rodallega is Wigan’s top scorer this season with eight Premier League goals.
- Only Wolves (12) and Fulham (13) have scored fewer away goals in the Premier than the Latics (14).
- Roberto Martinez’s side has only kept six clean sheets this season which is the second worst record in the division only Wolves have kept less.
- The Latics have failed to score in 13 Premier League matches this season.
September 11, 2010: Wigan 1-1 Sunderland
Antolin Alcaraz scored in the dying minutes to snatch a point for the hosts canceling out Asamoah Gyan’s debut strike for the Black Cats.
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