Sunderland

  • West Brom, Sunderland open EPL season with 2-2 draw 4 days ago

    England: Sebastian Larsson scored a late equaliser as Sunderland snatched a 2-2 draw at West Bromwich Albion in their Premier League opener on Saturday. Jordi Gomez found Patrick van Aanholt down the left and his cut-back 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 23-year-old Rodwell on Tuesday on a five-year deal, ending his injury-plagued 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 22-year-old 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...
  • Newcastle sign Sunderland's Jack Colback June 10, 2014

    Newcastle United have signed midfielder Jack Colback from fierce local rivals Sunderland on a free transfer, the Premier League clubs announced on Monday. The 24-year-old has signed a long-term contract at St James' Park, with his contract at Sunderland due to expire this summer. Colback, a former England under-20 international, made over...
  • Poyet extends deal at Sunderland through 2016 May 29, 2014

    Sunderland: Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has signed a new contract with the Premier League club, keeping the former Uruguay international at the Stadium of Light until 2016. Poyet enhanced his burgeoning reputation at managerial level by guiding Sunderland to safety last season with four wins from their last five games and...
  • EPL: Gus Poyet relaxed after masterminding Sunderland's great escape May 8, 2014

    Having secured Sunderland's Premier League status that appeared doomed at the turn of the year, manager Gus Poyet said he can finally afford to relax for the first time in seven months. The Wearsiders became the second team after West Bromwich Albion in 2004-05 to avoid dropping into the second-tier Championship...
  • Sunderland beat Man United 1-0, Giggs' first loss May 3, 2014

    Manchester: Sunderland took a huge step toward staying in the Premier League by handing Ryan Giggs the first defeat of his reign as interim Manchester United manager on Saturday. Sebastian Larsson took advantage of some slack marking to fire home Connor Wickham's cross in the 30th minute as Sunderland recorded their...
  • Manchester United's Robin van Persie may return for Sunderland clash May 2, 2014

    Wayne Rooney is doubtful for Manchester United's Premier League game against Sunderland on Saturday but Dutch striker Robin van Persie could return, interim manager Ryan Giggs said on Friday. Rooney is one of several players who have picked up a bug this week. "Wayne has also got a tight groin so obviously...
  • Injured Wayne Rooney doubtful for Sunderland clash May 2, 2014

    England: Wayne Rooney is doubtful for Manchester United's home game in the English Premier League against Sunderland on Saturday because of a groin injury and illness. Interim manager Ryan Giggs says on Friday several United players including Rooney have been suffering from a "bug." Giggs, who replaced the sacked David Moyes last...
  • Sunderland out of drop zone after routing Cardiff 4-0 April 27, 2014

    England: Connor Wickham made it five goals in three games as Sunderland moved out of the Premier League relegation zone with a 4-0 victory over 10-man Cardiff on Sunday. The 21-year-old Wickham headed Sunderland into a 26th-minute lead -to add to the double he scored at Manchester City and his strike...
  • Sunderland survival hopes have been resurrected, says Poyet April 20, 2014

    Sunderland manager Gus Poyet says his side are back from the dead after they beat Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Saturday to revive their chances of survival. Sunderland, who are bottom of the table with 29 points from 34 matches, have enjoyed a fine week, drawing...
  • Mourinho thanks officials after contentious penalty sinks Chelsea April 20, 2014

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho congratulated referee Mike Dean and the official's boss Mike Riley after a contentious penalty for Sunderland put a huge dent in the London club's Premier League title hopes on Saturday. Mourinho refused to answer questions after his long unbeaten home league run was ended in a shock...
  • Mourinho loses first home league game as Chelsea stunned by Sunderland 1-2 April 20, 2014

    London: Chelsea suffered a major setback to their English Premier League title aspirations with a 2-1 home loss against last-place Sunderland on Saturday. Chelsea missed the opportunity to dislodge Liverpool from top spot, and the Reds will have the chance to extend their lead to five points at Norwich on Sunday. After...
  • Manchester City title hopes in tatters after Sunderland draw April 17, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester City's Premier League title hopes were dealt a crushing blow when they were held to a 2-2 draw by bottom club Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday. Everton suffered a shock 3-2 home defeat by mid-table Crystal Palace at Goodison Park to put a huge dent in their...
  • Gus Poyet dismisses Sunderland exit rumours April 16, 2014

    Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has dismissed speculation suggesting he is poised to leave the relegation-threatened club after telling reporters earlier this week that there was "something wrong" at the club. Sunderland are mired at the bottom of the Premier League on 25 points, seven adrift of 17th placed Norwich City but...
  • EPL: Seventh successive win lifts Everton into top four; Tottenham held to a draw April 12, 2014

    London: Everton won 1-0 at bottom club Sunderland to leapfrog Arsenal into fourth place in the Premier League on Saturday and the battle at the other end of the table intensified with wins for three clubs in danger of relegation. The only goal at the Stadium of Light came after 75...
  • Tottenham Hotspur defeat leaves Sunderland on the brink: Gus Poyet April 8, 2014

    Monday's 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur has left Sunderland in need of a miracle to avoid relegation from the Premier League, according to manager Gus Poyet. The loss left the Black Cats bottom of the table with 25 points, seven off 17th-placed Norwich City, and despite having two...
  • Eriksen inspires Tottenham Hotspur to 5-1 win over Sunderland April 8, 2014

    London: Christian Eriksen deflected some of the spotlight away from Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood with two assists and a goal in his side's 5-1 hammering of relegation-haunted Sunderland in the Premier League on Monday. With reports suggesting Sherwood's job was in jeopardy after recent woeful performances, Tottenham responded in style,...
  • Gus Poyet threatens to walk away if Sunderland 'give up' April 1, 2014

    Gus Poyet has threatened to walk away from Sunderland if he senses his players have given up fighting for their Premier League survival. Monday's 2-1 defeat by West Ham United, their 17th loss of a season that has seen them firmly camped in the relegation zone for much of it, leaves...
  • Liverpool hang on to beat Sunderland, keep title dream alive March 27, 2014

    Liverpool: Liverpool stayed firmly in the hunt for a first league title in 24 years as superb strikes from Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge fired them to a 2-1 win over an obdurate Sunderland side at Anfield on Wednesday. The Merseyside club's seventh successive Premier League victory, achieved without the swaggering...
  • Sunderland name ex-Chelsea scout Congerton as sporting director March 13, 2014

    Sunderland have appointed former Chelsea chief scout Lee Congerton as their sporting director, the Premier League club said on Wednesday. Welshman Congerton, who spent six years at Stamford Bridge before joining Bundesliga side Hamburg SV as technical director in 2011, will work alongside head coach Gus Poyet in the newly- created...
  • Nasri warns City against Cup defeat ramifications February 25, 2014

    Samir Nasri has warned his Manchester City team-mates that failure to beat Sunderland in Sunday's Capital One Cup final could derail a season that currently has them in contention for four trophies. City beat Stoke 1-0 on Saturday to keep them third in the Premier League, three points off leaders Chelsea...
  • Arsenal cruise past Sunderland with 4-1 win; West Ham beat Southampton 3-1 February 22, 2014

    London: Arsenal cruised past Sunderland with a 4-1 win on Saturday to keep pace in the Premier League title race, with goals from Olivier Giroud, Tomas Rosicky and Laurent Koscielny. Giroud opened the scoring in the fifth minute with a first-time finish past Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone. Giroud struck again in...
  • Arsenal, Man City resume EPL title hunt after Champions League setback February 22, 2014

    London: Having been brought down to earth by Bayern Munich in the Champions League, Arsenal don't have time to lick their wounds as Arsene Wenger's team prepares for a tricky English Premier League match against relegation-threatened Sunderland on Saturday. Manchester City also saw the limits of their European ambitions with a...
  • Manchester City game against Sunderland off due to strong winds February 13, 2014

    Manchester: Third-placed Manchester City's home Premier League game with third from bottom Sunderland on Wednesday has been called off because of strong winds at the Etihad Stadium. "Manchester City can confirm this evening's fixture versus Sunderland has been postponed due to exceptional and escalating weather conditions," the club said on their...
  • Sunderland win 3-0 at Newcastle in Premier League February 1, 2014

    Newcastle: Sunderland powered to a 3-0 win at fierce rival Newcastle for the second straight season to surge clear of Premier League's relegation zone and spark anger among disillusioned home fans on Saturday. Sunderland were 2-0 ahead after just 23 minutes when Fabio Borini's penalty - following Vurnon Anita's foul on...
  • Sunderland sign Argentina striker Ignacio Scocco January 30, 2014

    Sunderland: Argentina striker Ignacio Scocco has completed his move to Sunderland from Brazilian club Internacional. The 28-year-old Scocco has signed a 2 ½-year deal with Sunderland, becoming Gus Poyet's fourth capture in the January transfer window. Scocco's compatriots Oscar Ustari and Santiago Vergini have already signed for the north-east England club,...
  • Sunderland beat Manchester United on penalties in League Cup January 23, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United's troubled season took another turn for the worse when they lost 2-1 to Sunderland in an error-strewn penalty shootout in their League Cup semi-final on Wednesday. United looked to be heading for the final against Manchester City when they led 1-0 two minutes from the end of...
  • Sunderland sign Argentina goalkeeper Oscar Ustari January 21, 2014

    England: Sunderland have signed Argentina goalkeeper Oscar Ustari until the end of the season. The 27-year-old Ustari is joining the Premier League club following a stint in Spain with Almeria. Ustari is Sunderland's third signing in the January transfer window, following defenders Marcos Alonso and Santiago Vergini. ...