Stuttering Manchester City held by bottom side Sunderland

Manchester City's Premier League title hopes are dealt a crushing blow.


Manchester City's slip-up is crucial lesson, insists Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers

Manchester City's Samir Nasri reacts after spurning a goal-scoring chance against Sunderland.

Chris Bascombe Brendan Rodgers has warned his players not to believe Manchester City's midweek slip-up has opened the door for Liverpool's coronation as Premier League champions.


Mesut Ozil finds English Premier League too tiring: Arsene Wenger

Mesut Ozil.

Matt Law Arsene Wenger admits Mesut Ozil has struggled to live up to his club-record 42.5 million pound (A$76.


Christian Eriksen inspires Spurs to win over Sunderland

Tottenham's  Christian Eriksen.

Christian Eriksen deflects some of the spotlight away from Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood in his side's 5-1 victory.


English Premier League: West Ham rock Sunderland's survival hopes

West Ham United have moved closer to English Premier League safety and kept Sunderland in the relegation zone with a 2-1 win away.


Liverpool hang on to beat Sunderland, keep title dream alive


Toby Davis Liverpool stayed firmly in the hunt for a first league title in 24 years as superb strikes from Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge fired them to a 2-1 win over an obdurate Sunderland side at Anfield...


Manchester City v Sunderland in League Cup final

City chses first trophy of the English season this weekend in an apparent mismatch.


Manchester City v Sunderland in League Cup final

City chses first trophy of the English season this weekend in an apparent mismatch.

Manchester United stunned by Sunderland in League Cup


Tom Williams Manchester United's desperate season met with fresh degradation on Wednesday as they sensationally lost on penalties to Sunderland in the League Cup semi-finals at Old Trafford.

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Sunderland considers legal action with Paolo Di Canio

Paolo Di Canio.

Sunderland are taking legal advice after the team's former manager Paolo Di Canio launched a scathing attack on the struggling Premier League club.


Gus Poyet to be named Sunderland boss: report


Controversial Uruguayan Gus Poyet looks set to be appointed manager of English Premier League strugglers Sunderland.

Gus Poyet says Sunderland must look forward

New Sunderland manager Gus Poyet

Newly-appointed Sunderland boss Gustavo Poyet says it is time for the club to move on from the troubled tenure of former manager Paolo Di Canio.

Fans appeased as Villa hits Sunderland for six

Paul Lambert

Soccer Henry Winter Aston Villa punished a perceived slight by Paolo Di Canio in spectacular style, hitting his Sunderland team for six with a 6-1 win on a remarkable, reverberating night at Villa Park.


Sunderland hit by double injury blow

London Sunderland's hopes of avoiding relegation from the Premier League suffered a major blow when Steven Fletcher and Lee Cattermole were ruled out for the rest of the season.

New Sunderland boss questioned on fascism

Sunderland's new Italian manager Paolo Di Canio poses for photographers after a media conference at the Academy of Light in Sunderland, northeast England, on Tuesday.

Sunderland, England Paolo Di Canio faces barrage of questions after his appointment prompts a club director to quit.


I don't support fascism: Sunderland boss

London New Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has addressed controversy over his political beliefs by declaring he is not a racist and "does not support the ideology of fascism".

Sunderland dents City's title hopes

Opener: Sunderland players celebrate their first goal against Manchester City.

Steve Griffiths, London Manchester City's challenge for the English Premier League title suffers a setback.

Yorke stays on at Sunderland

Veteran Sunderland midfielder Dwight Yorke has signed a new one-year contract to stay with the northeast side, the English Premier League club says.

Manchester City slips further behind in English Premier League title race

soccer Manchester City has slipped further out of Premier League title contention after it was held to a 2-2 draw by bottom side Sunderland on Wednesday night.


Manchester City's Yaya Toure ruled out for two weeks

Yaya Toure

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure will be out of action for two weeks due to a muscle injury, manager Manuel Pellegrini said, ruling the Ivorian out of Wednesday's home Premier League game...