Crystal Palace signed Connor Wickham from Sunderland during the summer transfer window.
Newcastle United were beaten 3-0 by Leicester City yesterday.
Leeds United were beat 1-0 by Rotherham United yesterday.
Adam Le Fondre has struggled to break into Wolverhampton Wanderers' starting line-up, since joining from Cardiff City in the summer transfer window.
Tottenham Hotspur's Andros Townsend has played just seven times this season.
Connor Wickham nearly left Sunderland to join West Ham United, but ended up at Crystal Palace.
Sunderland are already making preparations ahead of what will be a crucial January transfer window.
The manager believes that they are one of the most attractive clubs in Europe for prospective signings.
The midfielder admits it was strange to return to the Etihad as an opposition player.
Keshi Anderson picked up an injury while on loan from Crystal Palace to Doncaster Rovers.