Sunderland

Sunderland sign defender Kone

LONDON (Reuters) - Sunderland have signed central defender Lamine Kone from FC Lorient on a four-and-a-half-year contract, the Premier League club said on Wednesday. The 26-year-old Ivory Coast international played over 100 games for French Ligue 1 team Lorient. Sunderland are...
John O'Shea

Sunderland hit back to draw with Bournemouth

REUTERS - Sunderland 1 Bournemouth 1 Sunderland fought back to earn a crucial 1-1 draw with Bournemouth in a dour Premier League relegation battle on Saturday. Benik Afobe gave Bournemouth the lead with his first goal for the club, heading home...
Sam Allardyce

Allardyce wants Sunderland to find ‘big-game mentality’

REUTERS - Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has challenged his players to rediscover their "big-game mentality", which helped secure vital Premier League wins against Aston Villa and Swansea City, when they host 15th-placed Bournemouth on Saturday. Sunderland, second from bottom in...

Sunderland’s N’Doye can ease burden on Defoe – Allardyce

REUTERS - Sunderland's new loan signing Dame N'Doye will ease the goalscoring burden on striker Jermain Defoe, manager Sam Allardyce has said. The Black Cats have relied heavily on Defoe, who has scored nine times in 14 league starts this...
Christian Eriksen

Eriksen double reignites Spurs’ title hopes

LONDON (Reuters) - Christian Eriksen's double helped earn Tottenham Hotspur a comfortable 4-1 win over Sunderland to reignite their Premier League title challenge and plunge their visitors into deeper trouble at the other end of the table. Eriksen struck either...

Talking points from Tottenham’s win over Sunderland

Tottenham are clearly in the title race, 7 points off Arsenal and Leicester City. Having lost ground to Leicester following a 1-0 defeat at White Hart Lane, they’d be looking forward to taking all 3 points against the Black...
Arsene Wenger

Wenger extols heavy schedule for helping Arsenal rhythm

REUTERS - Manager Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal's heavy schedule has helped the side maintain a rich vein of form that continued with a 3-1 victory over Sunderland in an FA Cup third round tie on Saturday. The packed fixture list...

Sunderland’s Allardyce moves to bury hatchet with Klopp

REUTERS - Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has apologised to Juergen Klopp for suggesting the German's tactics were to blame for seven Liverpool players suffering hamstring injuries. "I got asked a question by a friend of mine, Alan Brazil, on talkSPORT....