Picking up positive results on their latest fixtures, Sunderland are in a bright mood this weekend ahead of an interesting English Premier League game against Southampton. The Black Cats are eager to keep their survival mission going and there's no other way in achieving that aside from securing another victory this Saturday, January 18 against the Saints.
Southampton themselves are not an easy opposition, but recent rumors of internal issues withing Mauro Pochettino's men could very well disturb their performance this weekend. Obviously Pochettino will be hoping that his team can put on a strong performance as they also have an ambition to keep current mid-table spot in tack. Moreover, another win could really help them in pushing for a better seat in current standings.
That tie eventually ended in a draw as neither sides were able to bag all three points with the away side throwing away two goals lead as they were leading through Jay Rodriguez's effort after just four minutes of play, followed by Dejan Lovren's goal on 31 minutes. However, a fast reply from Fabio Borini, who netted home on 32 minutes brought a lifeline for the Black Cats as they eventually drew level with an equalizer coming on 71 minutes from Adam Johnson.