The Black Cats are fresh off a 0-0 home draw against West Brom at the weekend.
Sunderland first team to the time out of their intense situation in the Premier League to have a light-hearted training session.
The Under-eights from the academy were pitted against some senior members such as Steven Fletcher and Adam Johnson in what seemed like a fair sided-game.
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