Sunderland defender to undergo tests on injury

The Northern Echo: INJURY BLOW: Sebastian Coates was unable to complete his only Sunderland appearance because of an injury problem

5:15pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

SEBASTIAN COATES will undergo a series of tests to try to ascertain the cause of the thigh problem that forced him out of last weekend’s Capital One Cup game with Stoke City.

Poyet full of praise for Sunderland midfielder's development

The Northern Echo: BIG IMPRESSION: Gus Poyet has been delighted with Will Buckley's progress since joining Sunderland in the summer

11:46am Monday 29th September 2014

GUS POYET has flagged up Will Buckley’s performance as the biggest positive to emerge from Saturday’s goalless draw with Swansea City, and praised the winger for slotting straight into life in the Premier League.

Things are getting better says Sunderland midfielder

The Northern Echo: Optimistic: Sunderland's Sebastian Larsson slides for the ball against Swansea's Gylfi Sigurdsson

7:36am Monday 29th September 2014

SEB LARSSON thinks Sunderland are heading in the right direction despite sitting far too close to the Premier League’s relegation zone for comfort.

There's nothing Fab about Sunderland's scoring problems

The Northern Echo: Missed the target: Sunderland's Connor Wickham was unable to score against Swansea

6:30am Monday 29th September 2014

Full-time: Sunderland 0 Swansea City 0

Match ratings: Swansea City 0 Sunderland 0

The Northern Echo: Missed the target: Sunderland's Connor Wickham was unable to score against Swansea

5:03pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Goals: None

Sunderland boss happier with performance after another draw

The Northern Echo: Sunderland manager Gus Poyet gestures on the touchline during the Capital One Cup Third Round match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday September 23, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER Sunderland. Photo credit should

8:30pm Saturday 27th September 2014

 

Match report: Sunderland 0 Swansea City 0

The Northern Echo: READY TO RETURN: Connor Wickham should be available for Sunderland's home game with Swansea on Saturday

5:08pm Saturday 27th September 2014

THIS was another afternoon of frustration for Sunderland as that elusive first victory of the season continues to evade Gustavo Poyet.

Live North-East Football Live Blog: Saturday, September 26

The Northern Echo:

5:08pm Friday 26th September 2014

Keep up-to-date with all the action as it happens involving the North-East's football clubs today

'Show me how much you want to perform' urges Sunderland boss ahead of Swansea visit

6:33am Saturday 27th September 2014

SUNDERLAND’S players have been told to prove how much they believe in Gustavo Poyet’s methods after a frustrating start to the campaign which has left them wondering when the first win will arrive.

Sunderland set to receive double attacking injury boost

The Northern Echo: READY TO RETURN: Connor Wickham should be available for Sunderland's home game with Swansea on Saturday

3:16pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

CONNOR WICKHAM will be available to lead the line for Sunderland on Saturday, with fellow striker Steven Fletcher also set to be back in the squad to face Swansea City.

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet - N'Zonzi should have seen red for Rodwell throttle

The Northern Echo: Sunderland manager Gus Poyet talks to Jack Rodwell during the Capital One Cup Third Round match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday September 23, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER Sunderland. Photo credit should rea

7:03am Wednesday 24th September 2014

GUS POYET believes Mike Dean should have sent Steven N’Zonzi off last night after the Stoke City man grabbed Jack Rodwell by the throat during Sunderland’s 2-1 defeat in the Capital One Cup.

Match report: Sunderland 1 Stoke City 2

The Northern Echo: Sunderland's Jozy Altidore (third right) is congratulated by his teammates after scoring his side's first goal during the Capital One Cup Third Round match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday Septemb

9:49pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

ANY DARING to dream was quickly put to bed at the Stadium of Light last night as Stoke City progressed into the fourth round of the Capital One Cup at the expense of last year’s finalists Sunderland.

Team News: Sunderland v Stoke City

The Northern Echo: CONFIDENT: Jozy Altidore is ready to put a disappointing season with Sunderland behind him at the World Cup Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

7:16pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

GUS POYET has shuffled his pack ahead of Sunderland’s Capital One Cup third round against Stoke City tonight.

Poyet admits to being "hurt" by Bardsley departure

The Northern Echo: STOKE BOUND: Phil Bardsley has rejected Sunderland's offer of a new deal at the Stadium of Light

7:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

PHIL BARDSLEY will make his first return to the Stadium of Light since leaving Sunderland this evening, with Gus Poyet admitting he was “hurt” by the full-back’s departure in the summer.

Press Conference Update: Coates and Alvarez expected to start in Sunderland's League Cup game

The Northern Echo: GET YOUR COATES: New Sunderland defender Sebastian Coates can't wait to get started on Wearside following his season-long loan switch from Liverpool

3:37pm Monday 22nd September 2014

SEBASTIAN COATES and Ricardo Alvarez are expected to be part of Sunderland's starting line-up for tomorrow's Capital One Cup third-round tie against Stoke City.

Let's recapture that winning mentality that saved us last year, urges Sunderland defender Wes Brown

The Northern Echo: TURF WAR: Burnley's Lukas Jutkiewicz (right) holds off Sunderland's Wes Brown during the Premier League match at Turf Moor

7:03am Monday 22nd September 2014

WES BROWN has urged Sunderland to recapture the winning mentality that saw them complete their remarkable escape from relegation last season.

Match Analysis: Burnley 0 Sunderland 0

The Northern Echo: Burnley's Ben Mee tussles for possesion with Sunderland's Jozy Altidore during the Barclays Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 20, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Burnley. Photo credit s

7:03am Monday 22nd September 2014

Sir Alex Ferguson always maintained that if you stop moving forward, you move backwards. Sir Isaac Newton’s first two laws of physics state that an object at rest tends to stay at rest; while an object in motion tends to stay in motion.

Match Ratings: Burnley 0 Sunderland 0

The Northern Echo: Burnley's George Boyd (right) tussles for possesion with Sunderland's Santiago Vergini during the Barclays Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 20, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Burnley.

9:03am Monday 22nd September 2014

Here's how we rated Sunderland's 0-0 draw at Burnley over the weekend.

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet hoping for good news after Emanuele Giaccherini injury

The Northern Echo:

12:21pm Sunday 21st September 2014

GUS POYET is hoping that an injury to Emanuele Giaccherini is not as bad as first thought after Sunderland’s 0-0 draw at Burnley on Saturday.

Live North-East Football Live: Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Northern Echo:

1:50pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Keep up with all the North-East football action and get involved yourself through Twitter using #echosport

Match report: Burnley 0 Sunderland 0

The Northern Echo:

4:55pm Saturday 20th September 2014

SUNDERLAND are still without a win in the Premier League this season after the Black Cats were held to a goalless draw at Burnley.

Poyet: 'This finally feels like my Sunderland team'

The Northern Echo: SATISFIED: Gus Poyet is happy with the increased consistency of his Sunderland side

7:03am Saturday 20th September 2014

HE is two-and-a-half weeks short of his first anniversary as Sunderland head coach, and while he admits his rebuilding project remains a work in progress, Gus Poyet is finally happy to describe the current Black Cats side as his own.

Giaccherini highlights need for Sunderland to pick up points against teams around them

7:02am Saturday 20th September 2014

SUNDERLAND have already taken points from Manchester United and Tottenham this season, but Emanuele Giaccherini admits getting a result against Burnley will be just as important in the Black Cats’ quest to avoid another relegation fight.

Poyet backs Alvarez to improve after challenging start

The Northern Echo: Tottenham Hotspur's Vlad Chiriches (right) and Sunderland's Ricky Alvarez battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 13, 2014. See PA

7:02am Friday 19th September 2014

GUS POYET has backed Ricardo Alvarez to be a big success in the Premier League, but admits he subjected the Sunderland winger to a baptism of fire in last weekend’s draw with Tottenham.

Giaccherini backs Ricky Alvarez to shine after swapping Serie A for the Premier League

The Northern Echo: Stadium of Light, Sunderland  -  Barclays Premier League:  Sunderland v Fulham.  Sunderland's Emanuele Giaccherini.Pic: Chris Booth       17/08/13 (8978128)

7:03am Thursday 18th September 2014

EMANUELE Giaccherini knows all about swapping Serie A for the Premier League and the midfielder believes Sunderland's newest import Ricky Alvarez will have no problems adjusting to life at Sunderland following his move from Inter Milan.

'I've learned a lot and enjoying my football at Sunderland' says Cattermole

The Northern Echo: Cleaned up his act: Lee Cattermole insists he is in a better place these but has not regrets

7:14am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THERE is a view that Lee Cattermole has to work on cleaning up his disciplinary act if he is ever going to force his way in top the England squad, based on a reputation he has created for himself since emerging as a teenager in the Premier League a decade ago.

Talking point: Have Sunderland improved?

The Northern Echo: Screening cup final

12:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE fact Sunderland have three times the amount of points they had in 2013/14 at the same point last season may be sound reading to fans on Wearside, but when they also took eight games to register their first win it is no time to celebrate.

Sunderland waiting for Wickham contract news

The Northern Echo: Wanted man: Connor Wickham has plenty of clubs keen as Sunderland push for a new deal

7:02am Tuesday 16th September 2014

CONNOR WICKHAM is yet to agree a new deal at Sunderland, despite suggestions the striker has edged towards committing his future to the club.

Under-21s round-up: Newcastle, Sunderland and Boro in action

The Northern Echo: On song: Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj flicks the ball past Sunderland's Tom McNamee on his way to scoring a hat-trick for the Red Devils at Old Trafford

9:56pm Monday 15th September 2014

ALAN PARDEW might be struggling to remember what it takes to win a game but Peter Beardsley led Newcastle United’s Under-21s to victory at St James’ Park.

Match Ratings: Sunderland 2 Tottenham 2

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Monday 15th September 2014

Match ratings and statistics from Sunderland's 2-2 draw with Tottenham

Sunderland winger happy with his goalscoring form

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Monday 15th September 2014

ADAM JOHNSON is determined to maintain the form that saw him touted for a World Cup place towards the end of last season, and is hoping Saturday’s solo goal against Spurs will contribute to a more reliable goalscoring return.

Match Analysis: Sunderland 2 Tottenham Hotspur 2

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Monday 15th September 2014

IN the whole of last season, there were four occasions when Sunderland came from behind to claim at least a point. This time around, they have done it three times in the first four Premier League matches.

Poyet admits dropping Fletcher was a selection decision

The Northern Echo: STOP-START: Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher admits that he has had a stop-start season so far due to injuries

7:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

GUS POYET has admitted he dropped a fully-fit Steven Fletcher from his Sunderland squad for yesterday's 2-2 draw with Tottenham.

Match Report: Sunderland 2 Tottenham Hotspur 2

The Northern Echo:

5:01pm Saturday 13th September 2014

SUNDERLAND twice came from behind to claim an unlikely point despite having been outplayed for long periods of their 2-2 draw with Tottenham

Sunderland's American desperate to live out his Premier League dream on Wearside

The Northern Echo: BRAZIL BOUND: Jozy Altidore has been confirmed in the United States' World Cup squad

7:17am Saturday 13th September 2014

IT could be the effects of the United States’ successful World Cup campaign or the fact he was named captain of his country just last week. It is safe to assume that a fresh start is also on Jozy Altidore’s mind, but whatever the reasons are he appears to be in a positive place on Wearside.

Poyet thinks Sunderland's new Argentine winger can star in the Premier League

The Northern Echo:

6:42am Saturday 13th September 2014

SUNDERLAND are ready unleash Ricky Alvarez on the Premier League today with manager Gustavo Poyet believing everything is in place for his fellow South American to be a success story on Wearside.

Borini could still be on Sunderland's radar in January as Poyet praises Liverpool approach

The Northern Echo: Support:  Sunderland players are giving their backing to the Stonewall campaign highlighting the issue of homophobia ahead of this Saturday's game with Tottenham by raising the rainbow flag at the Stadium of Light

7:02am Friday 12th September 2014

GUSTAVO POYET understands why Fabio Borini rejected the chance to return to Sunderland at the beginning of the month but has not ruled out a fresh attempt to lure the Italian to Wearside in the New Year.

Poyet satisfied with Sunderland's transfer work

The Northern Echo:

2:44pm Thursday 11th September 2014

SUNDERLAND ‘tried their best’ to do the business they intended during the summer transfer window, according to head coach Gustavo Poyet.

Sunderland players could lure Hodgson to Wearside more often says Cattermole

The Northern Echo: Sunderland's Lee Cattermole is congratulated on scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 16, 2014. See PA story SOCCER West Brom.

7:03am Thursday 11th September 2014

ROY HODGSON has been urged to make Wearside a regular stop on his scouting missions as Sunderland’s inspirational midfielder Lee Cattermole attempts to gatecrash the England squad.

'We are used to relegation worries, now it's time to change that' vows Sunderland midfielder

The Northern Echo: INTERNATIONAL CLASS: Gus Poyet claims Lee Cattermole would be a regular international if he was Uruguayan

6:36am Wednesday 10th September 2014

LEE CATTERMOLE thinks history suggests Sunderland were always destined to have relegation concerns hanging around in the early part of this season and the challenge in front of the players is to eradicate such a threat as soon as possible.

Sunderland face competition from Spurs as they ponder move for South American free agent

The Northern Echo: Sunderland's Manager Gus Poyet during the Barclays Premier League match at Loftus Road, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 30, 2014. See PA story SOCCER QPR. Photo credit should read: Adam Davy/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editor

6:27pm Monday 8th September 2014

SUNDERLAND head coach Gustavo Poyet faces competition for Brazilian forward Jonas as he eyes a potential short-term move for the free agent.

Poyet backs Coates

The Northern Echo: Sunderland manager Gustavo Poyet during the Barclays Premier League match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 16, 2014. See PA story SOCCER West Brom. Photo credit should read: Dave Howarth/PA Wire. REST

10:13am Thursday 4th September 2014

GUSTAVO POYET thinks Sunderland’s latest defensive recruit possesses the required attributes to prevent a repeat of last season’s battle to stay in the Premier League.

Borini defends decision to snub Sunderland and QPR

The Northern Echo: Sunderlands Fabio Borini celebrates  scoring during the Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 7, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Sunderland. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphre

7:02am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

FABIO Borini has defended his decision to stay at Liverpool, despite receiving offers from Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers on deadline day.

New boy Ricky Alvarez could be the creative spark that Sunderland have craved

The Northern Echo: NEW BOY: Ricky Alvarez

1:14pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

IN FOOTBALL, the playmaker can often be an enigma. Delicately dancing the line of success and failure, they are expected to dictate the tempo of a team and are often paid handsomely to do so. It is something that Sunderland have arguably lacked in recent years. A central player with the ability to “see a motorway where others only see a path” as the famed Serbian coach Vujadin Boškov once coined.

Deadline day comment: A decent transfer window for Sunderland - but it could have been much better

The Northern Echo: FANTASTIC FABIO: Fabio Borini,  with Adam Johnson, celebrates in trademark fashion after scoring Sunderland's second goal in last night's crucial 2-0 win against West Brom at the Stadium of Light which sealed the club's place in the Premier League

11:39pm Monday 1st September 2014

SO what was the summer-long fixation with Fabio Borini all about then? Goodness only knows, but Gus Poyet’s unfathomable refusal to give up on the Liverpool striker when it was increasingly apparent that he did not want to return to Wearside means the transfer window closed with a degree of frustration from a red-and-white perspective.

Sunderland complete South American deadline-day double - but Borini remains at Liverpool

The Northern Echo:

11:33pm Monday 1st September 2014

SUNDERLAND completed a South American deadline-day double with the capture of Ricardo Alvarez and Sebastian Coates, but the transfer window closed with long-term target Fabio Borini still a Liverpool player.

Sunderland sign Argentina international Alvarez on loan

The Northern Echo:

7:24pm Monday 1st September 2014

Sunderland have completed the signing of Ricardo Alvarez on a season-long loan deal from Italian giants Inter Milan.

Sunderland sign Liverpool defender Coates on season-long loan

The Northern Echo:

6:36pm Monday 1st September 2014

SUNDERLAND have completed the signing of Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates on a season-long loan.

Inter ace Alvarez is heading to Wearside

The Northern Echo:

10:35am Monday 1st September 2014

SUNDERLAND are expected to sign Ricky Alvarez on a season-long loan deal after finally agreeing terms with the Inter Milan midfielder on Saturday night.

Match Analysis – Queens Park Rangers 1 Sunderland 0

The Northern Echo: Sunderland's Manager Gus Poyet during the Barclays Premier League match at Loftus Road, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 30, 2014. See PA story SOCCER QPR. Photo credit should read: Adam Davy/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editor

7:02am Monday 1st September 2014

WITH three Premier League games under their belt, it would have looked a lot brighter for Sunderland going into the international break with five points to their name.



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