Simon Mignolet says Sunderland players will play out the season seriously.

Mignolet barely had a save to make against Tottenham and was delighted with the result as they prepare to take on their FA Cup conquerors Everton today.

Mignolet said: "It was probably the quietest game I have had all season. We are happy with that and the defence did their job.

"You can do one of two things after being knocked out of the FA Cup - you can start to think about your holidays or realise there is a lot to play for."