Sunderland News

Marko Arnautovic and Jan Kirchhoff in action during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Sunderland on April 30, 2016
Sunderland's Jan Kirchhoff wins April Premier League award
Sunderland midfielder Jan Kirchhoff is named the PFA Fans' Player of the Month for April in the Premier League.
14:27
Jermain Defoe celebrates with Patrick van Aanholt during the Premier League game between Southampton and Sunderland on March 5, 2016
Bournemouth to move for Jermain Defoe?
Jermain Defoe is reportedly a major summer transfer target of Bournemouth, particularly if Sunderland are relegated to the Championship.
May 4, 09:41
Jermain Defoe celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Newcastle United and Sunderland on March 20, 2016
Sam Allardyce hails Jermain Defoe contribution
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce praises striker Jermain Defoe for keeping his side in with a chance of Premier League survival with his 14 goals this season.
May 1, 22:16
Sam Allardyce bellows during the Premier League game between Southampton and Sunderland on March 5, 2016
Sam Allardyce concerned by Sunderland nerves
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce admits that he is concerned by the nerves his side showed during their 1-1 draw with Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium.
May 1, 21:01
Sam Allardyce gestures with his face during the Premier League match between Southampton and Sunderland at St Mary's Stadium on March 5, 2016
Alan Pardew criticises 'prehistoric' Sam Allardyce
Sam Allardyce's comments suggesting that Crystal Palace would not be mentally ready to face Newcastle United were wide of the mark, according to Eagles boss Alan Pardew.
Apr 30, 21:02
Sam Allardyce is feeling fruity during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Sunderland on February 6, 2016
Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce: 'Decisions went against us'
Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce says that refereeing decisions prevented his team from winning, but is pleased with the late equaliser against Stoke City.
Apr 30, 17:59
Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez dreams of Istanbul ahead of his side's Premier League meeting with Manchester City on April 19, 2016
Rafael Benitez ignores "mind games" from Sam Allardyce
Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez brushes aside Sam Allardyce's suggestion that Crystal Palace could roll over at St James' Park on Saturday.
Apr 29, 15:52
Wes Morgan celebrates scoring the opener during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Southampton on April 3, 2016
Podcast: The Dugout, Ep. 14 - Leicester City on the verge of history
Listen to the latest episode of The Dugout as Leicester City go for the Premier League title at the Theatre of Dreams against Manchester United.
Apr 29, 13:26
Sam Allardyce bellows during the Premier League game between Southampton and Sunderland on March 5, 2016
Sam Allardyce doubts Crystal Palace's motivation against Newcastle United
Sam Allardyce is convinced that Crystal Palace will not try as hard as they should to beat Newcastle United this weekend after reaching the FA Cup final.
Apr 28, 22:44
Diego Simeone watches on during the Champions League quarter-final between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid on April 5, 2016
Sam Allardyce: 'Diego Simeone would be branded boring in England'
Diego Simeone's playing style would be viewed as "boring" in the Premier League, according to Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce.
Apr 28, 18:26
Big Sam Allardyce is taking no shit during the Premier League game between Norwich City and Sunderland on April 16, 2016
Norwich City, Sunderland fined £30k by Football Association
Norwich City and Sunderland both receive £30,000 fines after their players and staff failed to conduct themselves in an orderly fashion earlier this month.
Apr 26, 17:36
Sam Allardyce bellows during the Premier League game between Southampton and Sunderland on March 5, 2016
Sam Allardyce unhappy with penalty call in Arsenal draw
Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce questions referee Mike Dean's decision to not award his side a penalty for handball in the 0-0 draw with Arsenal.
Apr 24, 17:34
Vito Mannone of Sunderland celebrates victory during the Capital One Cup Quarter-Final match between Sunderland and Chelsea at Stadium of Light on December 17, 2013
Vito Mannone: 'Arsenal don't enjoy trip to Sunderland'
Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone says that former club Arsenal did not enjoy their trip to the Stadium of Light during his time with the Gunners.
Apr 23, 09:45
Jermain Defoe celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Newcastle United and Sunderland on March 20, 2016
Sam Allardyce "brainwashed" into doubting Jermain Defoe
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce hails the goalscoring success of Jermain Defoe this season, which he admits could have been a different story.
Apr 22, 18:52
Shola Ameobi of Newcastle in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Fulham at the St James Park on August 31, 2013
Shola Ameobi wants Sunderland survival
Shola Ameobi wants to see both Newcastle United and Sunderland avoid the drop.
Apr 21, 18:08
Big Sam Allardyce is taking no shit during the Premier League game between Norwich City and Sunderland on April 16, 2016
FA charges Norwich City, Sunderland for disorderly conduct
The Football Association charges both Norwich City and Sunderland for disorderly conduct during the early stages of Saturday's Premier League match.
Apr 19, 16:07
Sam Allardyce bellows during the Premier League game between Southampton and Sunderland on March 5, 2016
Report: Sunderland relegation will see Sam Allardyce depart
Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce will reportedly step down from his position if the Black Cats are relegated to the Championship this season.
Apr 17, 14:37
Dejan 'Sophia' Lovren celebrates his stoppage-time winner during the Europa League quarter-final between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund on April 14, 2016
Podcast: The Dugout, Ep. 13 - Huge wins for Liverpool, Atletico Madrid in Europe
Listen to the latest episode of Sports Mole's football podcast The Dugout as we reflect on a captivating week in Europe.
Apr 15, 13:13
Sam Allardyce bellows during the Premier League game between Southampton and Sunderland on March 5, 2016
Sam Allardyce issues rallying call for Sunderland players
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce warns his players that they will not find a better club should the Black Cats suffer relegation this season.
Apr 14, 18:34
Galatasaray defender Emmanuel Eboue attends a training session on the eve of the Champion's League football match Juventus vs Galatasaray on October 1, 2013
Sam Allardyce: 'Writing on wall for Emmanuel Eboue'
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce admits that "the writing is on the wall" for AWOL defender Emmanuel Eboue.
Apr 13, 13:00
Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez on March 20, 2016
"Economic doom" awaits Newcastle United, Sunderland
The North-East's chamber of commerce warns that the relegation of both Newcastle United and Sunderland could plunge the whole region into economic uncertainty.
Apr 11, 13:51
Sam Allardyce gestures with his face during the Premier League match between Southampton and Sunderland at St Mary's Stadium on March 5, 2016
Sam Allardyce: 'Sunderland can't afford to lose to Norwich City'
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce admits that his side cannot afford to lose to Norwich City in their upcoming relegation battle.
Apr 10, 18:07
Matthew Jarvis of Norwich City in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and A.F.C. Bournemouth on September 12, 2015 in Norwich, United Kingdom.
Matt Jarvis: 'Sunderland match is massive for Norwich City'
Norwich City winger Matt Jarvis talks up the importance of his side's upcoming relegation battle against fellow strugglers Sunderland.
Apr 10, 17:22
Sam Allardyce bellows during the Premier League game between Southampton and Sunderland on March 5, 2016
Sam Allardyce unhappy with "nervous" Sunderland performance
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce admits that his relegation-threatened side are under "extreme pressure" following their 2-0 defeat at the hands of Leicester City.
Apr 10, 16:03
Bayern Munich's Spanish head coach Pep Guardiola watch proceedings during the German Cup DFB Pokal second round football match between VfL Wolfsburg vs FCB Bayern Munich in Wolfsburg, on October 27, 2015.
Jan Kirchhoff: 'Pep Guardiola will win the Premier League with Manchester City'
Jan Kirchhoff backs Pep Guardiola to win the Premier League title with Manchester City.
Apr 9, 11:11
Sam Allardyce gestures with his face during the Premier League match between Southampton and Sunderland at St Mary's Stadium on March 5, 2016
Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce: 'We are capable of beating Leicester City'
Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce says that his team are capable of causing an upset to Leicester City's Premier League title charge.
Apr 8, 18:00
Galatasaray defender Emmanuel Eboue attends a training session on the eve of the Champion's League football match Juventus vs Galatasaray on October 1, 2013
Sunderland terminate Emmanuel Eboue's contract
Sunderland inform full-back Emmanuel Eboue of their intention to terminate his contract after FIFA suspends him for 12 months.
Mar 31, 11:15
Galatasaray defender Emmanuel Eboue attends a training session on the eve of the Champion's League football match Juventus vs Galatasaray on October 1, 2013
FIFA bans Sunderland's Emmanuel Eboue for one year
Emmanuel Eboue, who only joined Sunderland earlier this month, is banned for one year for failing to pay his former agent.
Mar 31, 10:02
England manager Roy Hodgson looks forward to the FA Cup fifth-round match between Bournemouth and Everton on February 20, 2016
Podcast: The Dugout, Ep. 11 - Who should start for England at Euro 2016?
Listen to episode 11 of The Dugout as the Sports Mole team try to work out England's best formula for Euro 2016 after contrasting friendly performances.
Mar 30, 13:33
Sam Allardyce looking pretty in pink ahead of the Premier League game between Sunderland and Manchester United on February 13, 2016
Report: Sam Allardyce to stay at Sunderland even if club is relegated
A report claims that Sam Allardyce will remain the manager of Sunderland next season, even if the club finds itself in the Championship.
Mar 29, 10:08
Adam Johnson arrives for sentencing at Bradford Crown Court on March 24, 2016
Report: Adam Johnson's ex-Sunderland teammates won't visit him in prison
Adam Johnson's former Sunderland teammates will not visit him in prison, according to reports.
Mar 26, 22:31
Adam Johnson arrives for sentencing at Bradford Crown Court on March 24, 2016
Adam Johnson sentenced to six years in prison
Adam Johnson is sentenced to six years in prison for child sex offences.
Mar 24, 13:24
Adam Johnson arrives for sentencing at Bradford Crown Court on March 24, 2016
Adam Johnson wiped from England history after child sex conviction
Convicted child sex offender Adam Johnson is stripped of his 12 England caps by the Football Association, a court hears.
Mar 24, 12:23
Patrick Van Aanholt of Sunderland in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Sunderland at Villa Park on August 29, 2015 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Patrick van Aanholt, Ibrahim Afellay added to Netherlands squad
Patrick van Aanholt and Ibrahim Afellay are added to the Netherlands squad for the friendlies against France and England after five players pulled out through injury.
Mar 21, 10:54
Sam Allardyce bellows during the Premier League game between Southampton and Sunderland on March 5, 2016
Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce: 'Tyne-Wear derby one of the biggest'
Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce says that the Tyne-Wear derby is one of the biggest matches in the country.
Mar 18, 18:26
Jermain Defoe (R) of Sunderland celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Sunderland at Selhurst Park on November 23, 2015
Jermain Defoe: 'Time running out for Sunderland heading into derby clash'
Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe says that his side must simply do whatever it takes to beat Newcastle United next weekend and keep their hopes of survival alive.
Mar 16, 22:27
Adilson Cabral of Sunderland during a pre-season friendly match between Darlington and Sunderland at Heritage Park on July 19, 2014
Ex-Sunderland winger Cabral to stand trial charged with rape
One-time Sunderland midfielder Cabral will stand trial in April accused of two counts of rape.
Mar 15, 19:27
Adam Johnson pictured on March 1, 2016
Adam Johnson to be sentenced on March 24 for child sex conviction
Former England footballer Adam Johnson will have two more weeks of freedom before he is sentenced on March 24 for sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.
Mar 10, 21:10
Galatasaray defender Emmanuel Eboue attends a training session on the eve of the Champion's League football match Juventus vs Galatasaray on October 1, 2013
Emmanuel Eboue delighted with 'dream' Premier League return
New Sunderland signing Emmanuel Eboue says that it is a 'dream' to be back in the Premier League and hopes to help the Black Cats remain in the top flight this season.
Mar 9, 13:58
Galatasaray defender Emmanuel Eboue attends a training session on the eve of the Champion's League football match Juventus vs Galatasaray on October 1, 2013
Sunderland complete Emmanuel Eboue signing
Sunderland announce the signing of former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue until the end of the season.
Mar 9, 13:22
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CLeicester CityLeicester362211364343077
2Tottenham HotspurSpurs361913467283970
3Arsenal361910759342567
4Manchester CityMan City361971068383064
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd35179943311260
6West Ham UnitedWest Ham351514660431759
7Southampton361691153391457
8Liverpool3515101059481155
9Chelsea351212115548748
10Stoke CityStoke36139143852-1448
11Everton351014115549644
12Watford35128153642-644
13Swansea CitySwansea361110153750-1343
14West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom361011153246-1441
15Bournemouth36118174363-2041
16Crystal Palace36109173646-1039
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3689193964-2533
18Sunderland35711174058-1832
19Norwich CityNorwich3587203561-2631
RAston Villa3637262772-4516