Manchester City substitute Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring the second goal against Newcastle United at the Sports Direct Stadium. Photograph: Lindsay Parnaby /EPA

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Fabio Borini volleys home  Sunderland’s second goal in the Premier League game against    West Bromwich Albion  at the  Stadium of Light. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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Sunderland’s Fabio Borini celebrates after scoring  his side’s  second goal during the  Premier League clash against West Bromwich Albion at the Stadium of Light. Photo:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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Connor Wickham  celebrates scoring his second goal with Sunderland captain John O’Shea  during the  Premier League match  at the Stadium of Light. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

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Fabio Borini celebrates with his Sunderland  team-mates after scoring the winning penalty in the Premier League match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

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Sunderland’s Adam Johnson did not expect to play every week for Manchester City, just more than once a month. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

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Jack Colback scores Sunderland’s third goal past against Newcastle United at St James’ Park. Photograph: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

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Jack Colback fires in the second Sunderland goal against Cardiff. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

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Ki Sung-Yueng of Sunderland celebrates his goal during the  Premier League match aggainst  Everton at Goodison Park. Photograph: Paul Thomas/Getty Images.

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