Poyet challenges Bridcutt
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet wants more from Liam Bridcutt as he looks to solve a selection poser in the middle of his midfield.
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Fri Mar 07, 2014
Cup competitions have taught us to be winners, says Sunderland's Vito Mannone
Unlike many managers in the lower reaches of the Premier League, Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has named strong sides in the cups - and his strategy has paid off, with the Black Cats ending up as losing finalists against Manchester City in the Capital One Cup at Wembley last weekend , and they will make a speedy return visit if they beat Hull City in ... (more)
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Capital Cup final defeat won't affect Sunderland's season, says skipper O'Shea
But the central defender, denied the opportunity to become the first Sunderland captain to lift a trophy for 41 years at the weekend, admits a return to action with his club will be the ideal way to put the disappointment of their Capital One Cup Final heartache behind them.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
The Northern Echo
EQUALISER: Yaya Toure's stunning second half strike to draw the game level
Two goals in two second-half minutes from Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri proved decisive, with Jesus Navas' 90th-minute strike ensuring that Sunderland's 41-year wait for a major trophy goes on.
Football: Toure, Nasri goals bring Man City League Cup joy
Sensational quick-fire goals by Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri inspired Manchester City to come from behind and beat Sunderland 3-1 in the League Cup final at Wembley on Sunday.
Capital One Cup final: Manchester City v Sunderland team news -...
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Aguero to start in Cup final
Sergio Aguero was drafted straight into Manchester City's starting XI to face Sunderland in the League Cup final at Wembley Stadium after recovering from a hamstring injury.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
John O'Shea says winning the Capital One Cup with Sunderland would be a career high
The former Manchester United man has lifted the trophy twice with the Red Devils, but he says a Sunderland win would be extra special John O'Shea admits that lifting the Capital One Cup with A Sunderland would mean the world to him - because he thought his glory, glory years had gone for good.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Gus Poyet's love for playing with freedom and style as a player has...
If there's one thing I always liked about playing against Gus Poyet, it was that he was a smiler.
HUGE TEAM TALK: Gus Poyet has not prepared his team talk but he will use special words to motivate his players [GETTY] The Black Cats chief has already sparked a major revival on Wearside since succeeding Paolo Di Canio six months ago.
Neil Cameron takes a look at where Sunderland can win the League Cup final
Play exactly like they did in the last derby and Sunderland have a massive opportunity to beat Manchester City in the League Cup Final at Wembley Stadium Sunderland have beaten Manchester City at the Stadium of Light four times in a row - most recently thanks to Phil Bardsley's goal - but they will need everyone to stick to their tasks if they are ... (more)
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Keep up to date with all the football action this weekend
Team news: Hull boss Steve Bruce will make a host of changes from the side that beat Brighton in the FA Cup on Monday, and is expected to revert to the line-up that trounced Cardiff in the Premier League last weekend.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
The Northern Echo
Hodgson insists Johnson snub does not signal the end of the Sunderland winger's World Cup chances
ROY HODGSON insists there is still time for Adam Johnson to thrust himself into World Cup contention despite the Sunderland winger missing out on a place in the England squad for next week's friendly with Denmark.
Ex-Manchester United duo's cup final knowhow invaluable for Sunderland, says Gus Poyet
Gus Poyet will rely on the experienced duo of John O'Shea and Wes Brown to be his on-field lieutenants at Wembley.
Two Wembley places still up for grabs, insists Sunderland boss Gus Poyet
Gus Poyet knows nine of his starting XI for this weekend's Capital One Cup final - but still has a couple of big decisions to make Two places in Gus Poyet's starting XI remain up for grabs as Sunderland head into this weekend's Capital One Cup final .
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Johnson admits World Cup dream could be over if he doesn't make Hodgson's Denmark friendly side
Adam Johnson admits his hopes of making it to the World Cup finals in Brazil with England could be decided within 24 hours.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Gus Poyet admits to having selection issues ahead of Sunderland's...
Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet said on Tuesday that he faces some 'big decisions' when he picks his team for Sunday's Capital One Cup final against Manchester City at Wembley.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
James Hunter's big match verdict: Cats' cup plans are shot to pieces by on-fire Gunners
It was an understandable reaction, not because the Black Cats were outplayed by Arsenal - who are genuine title contenders after all - but because of the manner of this defeat.
Sat Feb 22, 2014
Arsenal 4 Sunderland 1: Final whistle match report, stats and pictures
Toon boss Alan Pardew is eager to end the barren run at home after six hours 10 minutes without a goal Barnum is coming to the Theatre Royal.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
The French striker, 27, is at the centre of an alleged cheating storm and was benched for the Gunners' clash with Bayern Munich.