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Sunderland have never won a league game in which this former England international has started

Sunderland have never won a game in which former England international and Premier League champion Jack Rodwell has started.

Daily Star report that out of Rodwell’s 32 Premier League starts for The Black Cats, they have drawn 15 and lost 17. That amounts to a dismal 15 points won out of a possible 96.

Sunderland sit rock-bottom of the table with just two points and could well be playing their football in the Championship next season if manager David Moyes is unable turn their fortunes around.

As Moyes desperately searches for the solution to Sunderland’s demise, perhaps he should begin by omitting Rodwell, who appears to be bringing his side nothing more than bad luck.

Rodwell broke on to the scene at Everton as a teenager, producing performances that earned him a call-up to the senior England national team. After making his debut for his country he secured a big-money move to Manchester City, where he won a Premier League title and the League Cup.

He fell some way down the pecking order at the Etihad and was subsequently allowed to leave. With the Daily Mail reporting at the time that Sunderland paid as much as £10 million for Rodwell, their fans will have no doubt expected more from the midfielder.

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