Adam Johnson was available for selection despite being charged with three counts of sexual activity with a child under 16 and one of grooming on Thursday.
Stoke City 1 Sunderland 1: Advocaat's side slip into the relegation zone despite hard-earned point
RELEGATION-threatened Sunderland were gifted a goal after 58 seconds but could only manage a point against a Charlie Adam-inspired Stoke City.
Sunderland slip into the Premier League's bottom three despite scraping their way to a hard-earned point at Stoke.
Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat says he "can live" with a 1-1 draw with Stoke as his side fall into the Premier League relegation zone.
Stoke boss Mark Hughes says he is "frustrated" his side failed to covert a number of chances in their 1-1 draw against Sunderland.
All the stats from Stoke City (1) vs (1) Black Cats, Britannia Stadium, 25 April 2015 Att: 26,706