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  • Sunderland lifts Adam Johnson suspension, police probe continues March 18, 2015

    Sunderland: English Premier League club Sunderland has lifted midfielder Adam Johnson's suspension which was imposed after he was arrested on suspicion of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl. The announcement came after the 27-year-old Johnson's police bail was extended on Tuesday until April 23. Johnson was suspended after being arrested around two...
  • Sunderland fire manager Gus Poyet with club struggling March 16, 2015

    Sunderland: Sunderland has fired manager Gus Poyet with the club fighting to avoid relegation from the Premier League. The 47-year-old Uruguayan has been in charge of the northeast club since replacing Paolo Di Canio in October 2013. Last year, Poyet was rewarded with a new two-year contract after taking the club to...
  • FA charges Sunderland manager Gus Poyet over touchline incident March 5, 2015

    London: The English Football Association has charged Sunderland manager Gus Poyet after a touchline incident with Hull counterpart Steve Bruce. Poyet has until Monday to respond to the misconduct charge after being sent to the stands for kicking a water bottle holder and then arguing with Bruce during a 1-1 draw...
  • Southampton, Aston Villa grab late winners in Premier League March 4, 2015

    Southampton and Aston Villa scored late winners in matches affecting opposite ends of the Premier League on Tuesday, while a touchline spat between the managers marred Sunderland's 1-1 draw at Hull. Southampton revived their unlikely tilt at Champions League qualification thanks to Sadio Mane's 83rd-minute goal in a 1-0 home victory...
  • Manchester United beat Sunderland 2-0, wrong player sent off February 28, 2015

    Manchester:Wayne Rooney ended his eight-game Premier League scoring drought with a brace as Manchester United climbed back above Arsenal into third with a 2-0 victory against a dogged Sunderland on Saturday. United were booed during stages of another underwhelming first half at Old Trafford but Rooney, restored to his favoured forward...
  • India can be market for EPL friendlies: Sunderland official February 21, 2015

    Kolkata: Observing that football was coming of age in India, Graham Robinson, head of international football development in Sunderland AFC, on Saturday said the country has the potential to be a market for pre-season friendlies for EPL clubs. As a part of the Kolkata Goalz - a global collaborative project between...
  • FA Cup: Third tier Bradford oust Sunderland, Arsenal advance February 15, 2015

    London: Third-tier Bradford produced another FA Cup upset against Premier League opposition on Sunday, beating Sunderland 2-0 to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in 39 years as holders Arsenal ousted Middlesbrough by the same score. Jon Stead scored for a fifth consecutive round in the second half after an...
  • Mario Balotelli rescues Liverpool as top-4 race intensifies February 11, 2015

    Mario Balotelli went from forgotten man to match-winner at Liverpool as his late goal against Tottenham tightened up the race for Champions League qualification in the Premier League on Tuesday. The maverick Italy striker came off the bench for just his second appearance in a month, and pounced for an 83rd-minute...
  • Jermain Defoe can resurrect England career, says Gus Poyet February 8, 2015

    Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has backed Jermain Defoe to resurrect his England career after the striker struck his second goal in as many games in a 1-1 draw at Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday. Defoe, who scored 19 goals in his 55 England appearances, last played for his...
  • Van Persie, Falcao score as Manchester United beat Leicester City 3-1 January 31, 2015

    Radamel Falcao scored only his fourth goal for Manchester United in a 3-1 victory over Leicester in the English Premier League on Saturday. The striker, who is on loan until the end of the season from Monaco, scored between Robin van Persie's first goal since last month and Wes Morgan's own...
  • Defoe joins Sunderland's battle for survival January 16, 2015

    Former England striker Jermain Defoe returned to the Premier League when he signed for Sunderland on Friday and could make his debut against his former club Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on Saturday. Defoe, who has signed a three-and-a-half year deal, had been training with the youth development squad at...
  • Markovic strike gives Liverpool victory over Sunderland January 10, 2015

    London: Lazar Markovic scored his first Premier League goal for Liverpool as Brendan Rodgers's side beat 10-man Sunderland 1-0 at the Stadium of Light on Saturday. Markovic put Liverpool in front on nine minutes when the Serb bundled his way into the Sunderland area and fired a shot past Costel Pantilimon...
  • Frank Lampard gives Manchester City 3-2 win over Sunderland January 1, 2015

    London: For the second time in a week Manchester City threw away a 2-0 lead against a Premier League strugglers but this time they hit back as Frank Lampard came off the bench to secure a 3-2 win over Sunderland on Thursday. After dropping points at home to Burnley on Sunday,...
  • Frank Lampard in City squad despite end of loan deal January 1, 2015

    London: Frank Lampard is in the Manchester City squad for Thursday's Premier League clash against Sunderland despite his loan agreement expiring at the end of December, manager Manuel Pellegrini said. The 36-year-old midfielder has been on loan from Major League Soccer club New York City since the start of the campaign...
  • Sunderland defender Anthony Reveillere out for a month December 25, 2014

    London: English Premier League (EPL) side Sunderland will be without Anthony Reveillere for at least one month as the former France international defender has sustained a calf injury. The 35-year-old fullback injured his calf during the warm-up session before Sunderland's 1-0 victory over Newcastle last Sunday, reports Xinhua. Sunderland are currently ranked...
  • Don't ask about new signings, says Sunderland boss Guy Poyet December 18, 2014

    London: Sunderland manager Guy Poyet appeared to criticise the club's transfer policy on Thursday when asked if he was going to strengthen his struggling squad in the January transfer window. "I want more quality. Do I think I'll get it? I don't know," Poyet, whose side face Newcastle United in a...
  • Manchester City crush Sunderland 4-1 in EPL December 4, 2014

    Manchester City ended a six-year wait for a Premier League win at Sunderland with an impressive 4-1 victory on Wednesday for the defending champions. The visitors, who had lost their last four games at the Stadium of Light, fell behind in the 19th when Pablo Zabaleta's attempted clearance deflected off Connor...
  • EPL: Sunderland hold league leaders Chelsea to a goalless draw November 30, 2014

    Sunderland: Chelsea failed to score for the first time this season, although the Premier League leaders remained unbeaten after a 0-0 draw with Sunderland on Saturday. Having previously been held by Manchester rivals United and City, this was just the third time this season Chelsea had dropped points. Both teams did hit...
  • Sunderland, QPR fined for not controlling players November 17, 2014

    London: Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers have been fined 20,000 pounds ($31,000) each for failing to control their players in two separate Premier League matches, the Football Association said on Monday. Both clubs admitted the charge of "failing to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion", the governing body...
  • EPL: Fletcher double helps Sunderland win at Palace November 4, 2014

    Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher scored in each half to help his beleaguered side earn a much-needed 3-1 win at Crystal Palace in their Premier League match at Selhurst Park on Monday. Sunderland's second league win of the season, after conceding 10 goals with no reply in their previous two matches, lifted...
  • Alexis Sanchez brace powers Arsenal to a 2-0 win over Sunderland October 25, 2014

    Arsenal won their first Premier League match in over a month on Saturday, beating Sunderland 2-0 with a brace from Alexis Sanchez after a pair of defensive errors. Sanchez scored in the 30th minute after a mistake from Sunderland center back Wes Brown, who scuffed an attempted back pass to goalkeeper...
  • Southampton rout Sunderland 8-0 in Premier League October 18, 2014

    Southampton humiliated Sunderland 8-0 on Saturday for their biggest Premier League victory ever and their most impressive display so far in their surprisingly strong start to the season. Sunderland's Santiago Vergini set the tone for the visitors with a spectacular own goal in the 12th minute, and it only got worse...
  • Glass half-full for Poyet after first Sunderland win October 5, 2014

    After winning a first Premier League game this season at the seventh attempt with a 3-1 home victory over Stoke City on Saturday, Sunderland manager Gus Poyet was able to shine a brighter light on his team's opening weeks of the campaign. Five draws and a defeat had preceded their clash...
  • Sunderland beat Stoke 3-1; Burnley draw at Leicester in Premier League October 4, 2014

    Steven Fletcher scored twice to give Sunderland a 3-1 win over Stoke on Saturday for their first Premier League victory of the season. Fletcher made it 2-1 in the 23rd minute and then put the result beyond doubt in the 79th as Sunderland ended a run of five draws in six...
  • Southampton thrash Newcastle 40, Tottenham play draw against Sunderland September 13, 2014

    Both sets of fans called for Newcastle manager Alan Pardew to be fired after Southampton thrashed the demoralised Magpies 40 in the English Premier League with Graziano Pelle inspiring Ronald Koeman's newlook side at St Mary's on Saturday. Summer signing Pelle's brace was complemented by goals from Jack Cork and Morgan...
  • Manchester United held by Sunderland, leaving Van Gaal winless August 24, 2014

    Sunderland: Louis van Gaal remains without a win as Manchester United manager after the team's openingday loss was followed by a 11 draw at Sunderland in the Premier League on Sunday. Although Juan Mata put the 20time English champions in front in the 17th minute, former Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell...
  • West Brom, Sunderland open EPL season with 22 draw August 16, 2014

    England: Sebastian Larsson scored a late equaliser as Sunderland snatched a 22 draw at West Bromwich Albion in their Premier League opener on Saturday. Jordi Gomez found Patrick van Aanholt down the left and his cutback was deftly diverted past goalkeeper Ben Foster by Larsson from close range in the 85th...
  • Jack Rodwell looks to start afresh at Sunderland August 5, 2014

    Sunderland: England midfielder Jack Rodwell will attempt to resurrect his career at Sunderland after being sold by Manchester City for a reported fee of around 10 million pounds. Sunderland announced the signing of the 23yearold Rodwell on Tuesday on a fiveyear deal, ending his injuryplagued spell at City that saw him...
  • CWG 2014: Australia dominate in the velodrome with double gold July 27, 2014

    Annette Edmondson and Scott Sunderland won gold for Australia at the Chris Hoy Velodrome on Saturday but England were left subdued after four of their Olympic gold medallists failed to get on the podium. The 22yearold Edmondson claimed victory in the women's 10km scratch race with a time of 12 minutes...
  • Sunderland agree fee with Liverpool for Borini July 19, 2014

    London: English Premier League club Sunderland have agreed a fee with Liverpool for Italian striker Fabio Borini. Sunderland on Friday agreed to pay 14 million pounds for the striker who impressed on loan last season, reported Daily Mail. The 'Black Cats' were finding it hard to match Liverpool's evaluation for the former...