Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat admits some of his players are lacking "match-fitness" after their 1-0 home defeat to Tottenham.
Ryan Mason scored the only goal of the game past the onrushing Costel Pantilimon, injuring himself while doing so. Jermain Defoe sent Sunderland's best chance cannoning off the post.
Sunderland have conceded eleven goals this season and have gone eight league matches without a win. Today's result leaves them bottom of the Premier League table.