SUNDERLAND

  • Don't ask about new signings, says Sunderland boss Guy Poyet Yesterday

    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...
  • 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 24yearold has signed a longterm contract at St James' Park, with his contract at Sunderland due to expire this summer. Colback, a former England under20 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 200405 to avoid dropping into the secondtier Championship...
  • Sunderland beat Man United 10, 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 40 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 40 victory over 10man Cardiff on Sunday. The 21yearold Wickham headed Sunderland into a 26thminute 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,...