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5 Things to Watch for in the Sunderland-Southampton FA Cup Tie
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When Southampton make the trip to Sunderland for Saturday's fifth round FA Cup match, they certainly won't have to ask for directions.

The match marks the fourth meeting between the clubs this season, and the third at the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland have had the edge in the series, winning the Capital One Cup tie 2-1 in November and earning two draws. The August match at St. Mary's ended 1-1, while the Premier League rematch at Sunderland in January saw the Black Cats rally to earn a 2-2 draw after being 2-0 down.

With 270 minutes of action to go through, certain themes have emerged to examine ahead of Saturday's game.

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