Sunderland

  • Sunderland survival hopes have been resurrected, says Poyet 20-04-2014 12:17 PM

    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,...
  • Mourinho thanks officials after contentious penalty sinks Chelsea 20-04-2014 10:06 AM

    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...
  • Mourinho loses first home league game as Chelsea stunned by Sunderland 1-2 20-04-2014 12:07 AM

    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...
  • Manchester City title hopes in tatters after Sunderland draw 17-04-2014 08:18 AM

    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...
  • Gus Poyet dismisses Sunderland exit rumours 16-04-2014 04:29 PM

    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...
  • EPL: Seventh successive win lifts Everton into top four; Tottenham held to a draw 12-04-2014 10:25 PM

    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...
  • Tottenham Hotspur defeat leaves Sunderland on the brink: Gus Poyet 08-04-2014 04:27 PM

    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...
  • Eriksen inspires Tottenham Hotspur to 5-1 win over Sunderland 08-04-2014 08:37 AM

    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...
  • Gus Poyet threatens to walk away if Sunderland 'give up' 01-04-2014 04:35 PM

    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,...
  • Liverpool hang on to beat Sunderland, keep title dream alive 27-03-2014 08:17 AM

    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...
  • Sunderland name ex-Chelsea scout Congerton as sporting director 13-03-2014 10:05 AM

    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-...
  • Nasri warns City against Cup defeat ramifications 24-02-2014 03:49 PM

    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...
  • Arsenal cruise past Sunderland with 4-1 win; West Ham beat Southampton 3-1 22-02-2014 10:55 PM

    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...
  • Arsenal, Man City resume EPL title hunt after Champions League setback 22-02-2014 09:16 AM

    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...
  • Manchester City game against Sunderland off due to strong winds 13-02-2014 06:23 AM

    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...
  • Sunderland win 3-0 at Newcastle in Premier League 01-02-2014 08:35 PM

    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...
  • Sunderland sign Argentina striker Ignacio Scocco 30-01-2014 08:01 PM

    Sunderland: Argentina striker Ignacio Scocco has completed his move to Sunderland from Brazilian club Internacional. The 28-year-old Scocco has signed a 2 -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...
  • Sunderland beat Manchester United on penalties in League Cup 23-01-2014 08:29 AM

    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 21-01-2014 10:59 PM

    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. ...
  • Sunderland sign Argentine defender Vergini 21-01-2014 12:02 AM

    Argentine defender Santiago Vergini has joined Sunderland's fight for Premier League survival on loan until the end of the season, the club said on Monday. The centre back, who has one international cap, was on loan with Argentina's Estudiantes from his Uruguayan parent club Atletico Fenix. Vergini began his career...
  • Sunderland rally to draw 2-2 with Southampton 18-01-2014 09:03 PM

    Sunderland: Southampton ended a turbulent week on and off the pitch by squandering an early two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at Sunderland in the Premier League on Saturday. The visitors put aside days of boardroom turmoil that saw chairman Nicola Cortese resign on Wednesday by scoring volleys through Jay Rodriguez...
  • Manchester United manager David Moyes charged with misconduct by FA 10-01-2014 10:49 PM

    London: Manchester United manager David Moyes has been charged with misconduct by the English Football Association for his comments about match officials after a loss to Sunderland in the League Cup. Following the 2-1 defeat in the first leg of the semi-finals on Tuesday, Moyes criticised referee Andre Marriner and...
  • Manchester United are playing against the officials, says Moyes 08-01-2014 08:31 AM

    Manchester: Manchester United have to play the officials as well as the opposition, manager David Moyes complained after his side were beaten 2-1 by Sunderland in the League Cup semi-final first leg on Tuesday. Moyes, under pressure after losing his third consecutive game in all competitions, pointed the finger at...
  • League Cup: Advantage Sunderland as Manchester United lose again 08-01-2014 08:18 AM

    Manchester: Sunderland gained the upper hand on Manchester United by deservedly winning their League Cup semi-final, first leg 2-1 on Tuesday to intensify the pressure on visiting manager David Moyes after a testing week. Italian Fabio Borini scored a second-half penalty to give the Premier League's bottom club a one-goal...
  • FA Cup flops United and West Ham target quick recovery 06-01-2014 05:18 PM

    London: Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher says the team owe their supporters a huge response following their FA Cup defeat to Swansea City on Sunday and have the perfect opportunity to make amends against Sunderland in the Capital One Cup. West Ham United, who themselves crashed out of the tournament...
  • Sunderland swoop early for defensive recruit Marcos Alonso 31-12-2013 10:49 AM

    London: English Premier League basement dwellers Sunderland have moved quickly to reinforce their frail defence by agreeing a loan move for Fiorentina fullback Marcos Alonso until the end of the season. The 23-year-old former Real Madrid, Bolton Wanderers and Spanish under-19 defender will officially complete his move to Wearside when...
  • Sunderland rally to draw 2-2 at Cardiff 29-12-2013 09:20 AM

    Cardiff, Wales: Sunderland scored two late goals to draw 2-2 at Cardiff in the English Premier League on Saturday, adding to the Welsh side's woes a day after its firing of manager Malky Mackay. Jack Colback earned a point for the league's bottom club with a deflected strike in the...
  • Sunderland stun Everton 1-0 in Premier League 26-12-2013 11:21 PM

    England: Ki Sung-Yeung's first-half penalty gave last-place Sunderland a surprise 1-0 win at 10-man Everton on Thursday after goalkeeper Tim Howard was sent off for bringing down the South Korea midfielder. Ki, who is on loan from Swansea, darted into the box midway through the first half and was tackled...
  • Capital One Cup: Sunderland knock out Chelsea, Man City advance 18-12-2013 08:42 AM

    London: Substitute Ki sung-Yueng drove in an extra-time winner to take the Premier League's bottom club Sunderland into the League Cup semi-finals with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Chelsea on Tuesday. Ki smashed home in the 118th minute after being teed up by Fabio Borini, who had come off the...
  • Everton beat Fulham 4-1 to go 4th; West Ham held 0-0 by Sunderland 14-12-2013 11:10 PM

    Liverpool: Defender Seamus Coleman and midfielder Gareth Barry were the unlikely goalscorers as Everton scored three late goals to beat Fulham 4-1 at Goodison Park and provisionally move fourth in the Premier League. For a long spell in the second half, it seemed the hosts had squandered the lead given...