Agbonlahor misses Black Cats battle
Agbonlahor is still struggling with the foot injury that forced him to miss last weekend's 2-2 draw against Wolves. He suffered the injury in training last week when he opened up a ligament in a joint. The England forward is to have tests to determine the full extent of the damage. In the continued absence of Agbonlahor, John Carew and Emile Heskey will again lead the Villa attack. Villa also have a doubt over their Republic of Ireland international central defender Richard Dunne, who is battling to recover from a sore Achilles that forced him off during the second-half of Villa's 2-2 draw against Wolves last weekend. If Dunne is ruled out, Carlos Cuellar could move into the centre of defence with full-back with Luke Young on alert for a recall. Villa (from): Friedel, Cuellar, Warnock, Collins, Dunne, Luke Young, Downing, Milner, Petrov, Ashley Young, Heskey, Agbonlahor, Carew, Sidwell, Delfouneso, Davies, Delph, Clark, Beye, Guzan.