The Black Cats defeated the Championship side on penalties in the fourth round to advance to the quarter-finals.


Sunderland are the only League One outfit remaining in the competition and of the remaining teams, only two sides are from the Championship, making it possible that the Black Cats will come up against Premier League opposition in the quarter-finals.



Fans are speculating about who they may be paired with, and Paul wishes to see Arsenal drawn against Sunderland as he thinks on a windy night at the Stadium of Light, there is a chance that the Black Cats will steamroll through the Gunners, while Talon just wants a home tie in the quarter-finals.


Jordan thinks that the Sunderland squad’s mentality is to be admired; adding that he thinks manager Lee Johnson and the backroom staff have done wonders and deserve all the praise they get.



Geoffrey wants Stoke City in the quarter-finals, if they make it through against Brentford, while Joseph thinks it is set in stone that the Black Cats will be getting either the Potters or the Bees.


safc5573 is glad that the Black Cats have managed to bounce back after the loss last week against Charlton Athletic in the league by winning against Queens Park Rangers.


Cameron feels that getting to the quarter-finals of a major cup competition is a massive achievement for a League One side like Sunderland.


All eyes will be on who the Black Cats are paired with when the quarter-final draw is made.