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1:50pm Saturday 20th September 2014

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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.

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.

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

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.

Sunderland deserved a point from QPR trip, argues Poyet

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

GUS POYET felt that a draw would have been a fair result after his Sunderland side lost their first game this season.

Match report: QPR 1 Sunderland 0

The Northern Echo:

4:57pm Saturday 30th August 2014

SUNDERLAND tasted defeat for the first time this season after going down 1-0 to Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.

Sunderland boss backs Cattermole's England cause - and claims Colback stands out in a 'team of French players'

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

7:03am Saturday 30th August 2014

GUS POYET has claimed Lee Cattermole would be a regular international if he was Uruguayan, and argued that Jack Colback’s England prospects have been improved because he plays with a “team of French players” at Newcastle United.

Poyet admits Sunderland will be in a "dangerous position" unless they make two more signings

The Northern Echo: TRANSFER TARGETS: Gus Poyet is determined to sign an attacking midfielder and a defender before Monday's transfer deadline

7:03am Saturday 30th August 2014

GUS POYET concedes Sunderland will be in a “dangerous position” unless they complete at least two signings before the transfer window closes on Monday night.

Poyet - 'Sunderland deserve the credit for Colback's England call - not Newcastle'

The Northern Echo: Jack Colback has turned down the offer of a new contract at the Stadium of Light. Picture: Action Images

2:42pm Friday 29th August 2014

GUS POYET claims Sunderland deserve almost all the credit for Jack Colback’s maiden call up into the England squad.

Johnson welcomes the competition as Alvarez's Sunderland deal is close

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Friday 29th August 2014

SUNDERLAND are confident of completing a loan deal for Inter Milan midfielder Ricardo Alvarez before the transfer window closes – and Adam Johnson has welcomed the competition the Argentinian will provide.

Sunderland closing in on transfer double deal for Inter Milan and Celtic players

The Northern Echo:

10:55am Thursday 28th August 2014

SUNDERLAND are hoping to pull off a double deal for Inter Milan midfielder Ricardo Alvarez and Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk.

Match Ratings: Birmingham City 0 Sunderland 3

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

Ratings and statistics from Sunderland's 3-0 Capital One Cup win at Birmingham

Poyet hails Sunderland match winners and promises a transfer "surprise"

The Northern Echo:

10:53pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

GUS POYET hailed Sunderland’s Premier League match winners as a late flurry of goals saw off Championship opposition to book his side a Capital One Cup third-round tie at home to Stoke City.

Match Analysis: Birmingham City 0 Sunderland 3

The Northern Echo:

9:53pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AS last season proved, the road to Wembley is a long and winding one, but at least Sunderland avoided the prospect of a breakdown in the West Midlands as they successfully negotiated the first hurdle on their attempt to repeat March’s appearance in the Capital One Cup final.

Altidore starts as Poyet makes six changes for Sunderland's League Cup bow

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

7:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

JOZY ALTIDORE returns to Sunderland's starting line-up as Gus Poyet makes six changes for Sunderland's Capital One Cup game with Birmingham City this evening.

Sunderland boss left in no doubt as to importance of cup success

The Northern Echo: HAPPY MEMORY: Fabio Borini scores Sunderland's opening goal during March's Capital One Cup final against Manchester City

7:02am Wednesday 27th August 2014

DURING his first summer as Sunderland’s head coach, Gus Poyet spoke to a number of supporters about their favourite matches from last season.

Sunderland's hopes of re-signing Borini are dented by Italian interest

The Northern Echo:

6:53pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

SUNDERLAND’S chances of re-signing Fabio Borini suffered a blow today as AC Milan officials contacted Liverpool to signal their desire to sign the Italian on loan.

Buckley takes the step up to the Premier League in his stride

The Northern Echo:

7:02am Tuesday 26th August 2014

WHEN it comes to making a first Premier League start, it doesn’t get much more testing than taking on the most successful side of the last two decades.

Sunderland boss targeting deal for Kalou

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Monday 25th August 2014

SUNDERLAND are hoping to push through a deal for former Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou this week, but have still not given up hope of re-signing Fabio Borini on loan before the transfer window closes next Monday.

Match Ratings: Sunderland 1 Man United 1

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Monday 25th August 2014

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

Match Analysis: Sunderland 1 Man United 1

The Northern Echo:

5:56pm Sunday 24th August 2014

AFTER last season’s heroics against the same opponents, Sunderland supporters left the Stadium of Light this evening slightly disappointed that their side was unable to see off Manchester United once more.

Vergini and Buckley start for Sunderland

The Northern Echo: Football Team Logo for Sunderland

3:09pm Sunday 24th August 2014

GUS POYET has made two changes to his Sunderland side for this afternoon's Premier League home game with Manchester United.

Sunderland keeper Vito Mannone targets more joy against Manchester United

The Northern Echo: KEY MAN: Vito Mannone was one of Sunderland's key players this season - and the goalkeeper does not want to see the current squad ripped apart this summer

2:58pm Sunday 24th August 2014

HE played a big part in defeating Manchester United on three occasions last season, and now Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone hopes to be smiling again after Louis van Gaal’s side have visited the Stadium of Light on Sunday.



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