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Larsson: Serves suspension

Larsson: Serves suspension

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce will be without midfielder Sebastian Larsson through suspension.

The Sweden international will sit out the game after reaching five bookings for the campaign, while striker Connor Wickham is facing weeks on the sidelines with his knee injury.

Defender Titus Bramble, who was expected to play for the reserves in midweek after being fined for bringing the club into disrepute, also has a knee problem and is unavailable, as are keepers Simon Mignolet (fractured nose and eye socket) and Craig Gordon (knee).

Fulham will be without Stephen Kelly on Wearside after the defender suffered a groin injury on Republic of Ireland duty last week. He joins Aaron Hughes (thigh) and Zdenek Grygera (cruciate) on the sidelines.

Midfielder Steve Sidwell is recovering from a minor hernia operation and will be handed a late fitness test.

Sunderland (from): Westwood, Carson, Brown, Bardsley, Richardson, Turner, Laing, Cattermole, Gardner, Vaughan, Larsson, Colback, Elmohamady, Meyler, Sessegnon, Bendtner, Ji, McClean, Cook, Egan, R. Noble.

Fulham (from): Schwarzer, Etheridge, Riise, Hangeland, Baird, Dembele, Briggs, Sidwell, Kasami, Murphy, Gecov, Duff, Etuhu, Dempsey, Johnson, Zamora, Ruiz.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:45
Tottenham v Fulham  
15:00
A Villa v Southampton  
Cardiff v Stoke City  
Newcastle v Swansea  
West Ham v C Palace  
17:30
Chelsea v Sunderland  
Sunday, 20 April 2014
12:00
Norwich v Liverpool  
14:05
Hull City v Arsenal  
16:10
Everton v Man Utd  
Monday, 21 April 2014
20:00
Man City v West Brom  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 34 51 77
2 Chelsea 34 42 75
3 Man City 33 54 71
4 Arsenal 34 18 67
5 Everton 34 21 66
6 Tottenham 34 0 60
7 Man Utd 33 18 57
8 Southampton 34 5 48
9 Newcastle 34 -14 46
10 Stoke City 34 -10 43
11 C Palace 34 -14 40
12 West Ham 34 -9 37
13 Hull City 33 -6 36
14 A Villa 33 -14 34
15 Swansea 34 -5 33
16 West Brom 33 -11 33
17 Norwich 34 -27 32
18 Fulham 34 -40 30
19 Cardiff 34 -34 29
20 Sunderland 33 -25 26

Updated Thu, 17 Apr 2014

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