18 hrs ago
Tottenham edge past Sunderland
John O'Shea's own goal condemned Sunderland to a demoralising 2-1 home defeat as Tottenham handed under-fire manager Andre Villas-Boas a second successive victory.
18 hrs ago
Sunderland 1 Tottenham 2 match report: John O'Shea error lifts gloom for Andre Villas-Boas
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Sunderland vs Tottenham Hotspur.
You would be forgiven for thinking that Wednesday nights Premier League Match was actually a Cup Tie the way it was played.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Jose Mourinho: Knows the importance of away win
The second-placed Blues head for Stoke on Saturday having secured just their third league win on the road in seven attempts this season in thrilling style at struggling Sunderland.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Premier League - Sunderland v Chelsea: LIVE
HALF TIME here. What a start for Sunderland but an even better response from Chelsea, who go into the break 2-1 up.
Premier League Week 14 Predictions: Teams Set to Fall Deeper Under Pressure
In the 20-year history of the Premier League just one side has sat bottom of the table at Christmas and avoided the drop come May: West Bromwich Albion in 2004/05.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Sunderland raring to go against Chelsea and Spurs, insists Fletcher
BACK games against Chelsea and Tottenham is far from ideal when you're trying to get away from trouble, but Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher insists the squad has nothing to fear in the next five days.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Darlington and Stockton Times
North-East Football Live: Saturday, November 30
Gouffran nodded the ball into the midfielder's path, and Sissoko hammered a swerving strike into the top right-hand corner of the net.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
What did Prince William think of Aston Villa's draw with Sunderland?
Wrapped up warm in his Aston Villa scarf and coat, Prince William returned to Kensington Palace having been given a glimpse of the directions in which both Paul Lambert and Gus Poyet are heading.
Sunderland boss Poyet determined to keep Brown fit
The 34-year-old has started his side's last four Premier League matches and his manager says he and his staff are doing all they can to aid the defender's fitness Sunderland manager Gus Poyet and his staff will do everything they can to keep defender Wes Brown fit for the rest of the season.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Get Stoke playing attractive football': the impossible task facing Mark Hughes
When Mark Hughes ' name pops up in casual conversation, a scathing remark about his failings as a manager is normally quick to follow.
Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Eric Harrison sit down to talk ahead of Class of '92
Sunday sees the premiere of the eagerly-awaited film, The Class of '92, charting the extraordinary rise of David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Gary and Phil Neville from Manchester United's youth team to global stardom.
Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland: Neither side could manage a Royal Command ...
Emanuele Giaccherini's contender for miss of the season came closest to breaking the deadlock Mohamed Diame, Carlton Cole and Joe Cole goals seal a much-needed win for the home side The on-loan winger was in scintillating form at Goodison, scoring a cracker and threatening throughout The Gunners were not at their fluent best on Saturday afternoon, ... (more)
Darlington and Stockton Times
Live North-East Football Live: Saturday, November 30
Bit scrappy second half. Darlington have had to deal with a bit of pressure and keeper Mark Bell has made a good save.
Sunderland's away form hampering their attempts to haul themselves out of trouble
IT says much about Sunderland's season so far that if you include caretaker boss Kevin Ball, the club has had two more managers than they have claimed points on their travels.
Sunderland boss fears a Villa Park 'tornado'
GUS POYET has rued Sunderland's bad luck in his attempts to lift Sunderland clear of relegation trouble before Christmas by joking a tornado might even wreck the chances of success at Villa Park today.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
South China Morning Post
Tide of abuse give refs hard time for doing tough job - ensuring fair play
Good and bad decisions in games balance themselves out in the end, but officials deserve respect both on and off the pitch Peter Simpson is a China-UK based journalist and the SCMP's former Beijing 2008 Olympics news editor.
Premier League - Hughes agrees with a
Stoke boss Mark Hughes has no argument with Wes Brown's red card at the Britannia Stadium being overturned - but disagrees with the suggestion the Potters influenced the original decision to send the Sunderland defender off.
McGowan was a Leeds fan as a boy but also watched Coventry City and now says he does not have an allegiance to any club.
Saturday Prem tips
Aston Villa will be buoyed by their come-from-behind draw against rivals West Brom on Monday and this game offers a fine opportunity to go one better and win.