Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio

Paolo Di Canio believes Luis Suarez can find redemption

For David Cameron, read Tony Blair. For biting an opponent, read pushing a referee.

Steven Taylor, Papiss Cisse and Dan Gosling look dejected

Manchester City 4 Newcastle United 0 - Mark Douglas' match analysis

Alan Pardew does not have to look too far for a reminder these are dangerous, crazy days to be near the foot of the Premier League table

Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko

Moussa Sissoko ready to take on City's Yaya Toure

Moussa Sissoko takes on one of his inspirations today in the shape of fellow formidable midfield unit Yaya Toure.

Fabricio Coloccini of Newcastle United

Newcastle United take a hard line on Fabricio Coloccini

NEWCASTLE United still hope to convince Fabricio Coloccini to stay and lead them out of relegation trouble after the club played hardball with their unsettled captain.

Martin O'Neill

Fire back at last in Sunderland players' bellies

AN all-time classic YouTube clip featuring Martin O’Neill resurfaced last week in the wake of the Champions League quarter-final draw.

Adam Johnson celebrates his goal against Manchester City

Sunderland 1 Manchester City 0 - Neil Cameron's match analysis

MARTIN O’Neill’s Sunderland turned up yesterday and in doing so inflicted a deserved and quite wonderful defeat on the Premier League champions.

teaser: Steven Fletcher

'Splendid' Steven Fletcher needs support says O'Neill

MARTIN O’Neill has once again hailed the “absolutely splendid” contribution Steven Fletcher has made to Sunderland since his summer move from Wolves.

Newcastle United's Papiss Cisse

Can Papiss Cisse's poor form be remedied?

TWO tunnel tales spaced six months apart tell the story of Papiss Cisse’s Newcastle United career.

Jack Colback in action for Sunderland

Manchester City 3 Sunderland 0 - Neil Cameron's match analysis

FOR about 15 minutes at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, the Stéphane Sessègnon of last season showed up.

Manchester City 3 Sunderland 3

Manchester City dropped two potentially vital points in the Barclays Premier League title race despite a rousing late fightback against Sunderland.

Wisla Krakow forward Patryk Malecki

'Polish Tevez' Patryk Malecki on trial with Boro

MIDDLESBROUGH are running the rule over an international striker who has been dubbed Poland’s answer to Carlos Tevez.

Nicklas Bendtner

Sunderland 1 Manchester City 0

THERE may have been times this season when Ellis Short was wondering if he had been sold a pup, so it was a pity he was not at the Stadium of Light yesterday to witness just what Niall Quinn had promised him.

Fabricio Coloccini

Fabricio Coloccini exclusive interview

IN A barren back street in Alta Gracia near Córdoba, Argentina’s second city, there sits a modest building flanked by a smattering of hockey and football pitches.

Alan Pardew

Newcastle United relying on a hard-work ethic

Alan Pardew is trying to make Newcastle United unpredictable and reliable.

Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray

Tony Mowbray tells of his 'Tevez' moment

IT’S been yet another week when football has made the headlines for the wrong reasons.

Alan Pardew

Tevez row is all too common - Alan Pardew

CARLOS Tevez’s child-like touchline antics are more typical than most football fans realise, according to Alan Pardew.

Carlos Tevez of Manchester City

Carlos Tevez incident confirms manager power decreasing

WHEN Asamoah Gyan deserted Sunderland to chase the Arab oil riches on offer at Al-Ain, Steve Bruce was questioned on why he didn’t make a stand and demand that his star striker stay and serve the cause he was contracted to.

Leon Best

Leon Best aiming for 20 goal target

IN a city of some 300,000, Leon Best knows he was one of only five cheered by Newcastle United’s inability to land a new striker on deadline day.

Shola Ameobi

Shola Ameobi is trying to mask the pain

SHOLA Ameobi cannot wait to get rid of the face mask which hurts him every time he heads the ball.

Steve Bruce

'Brutal' loss has Steve Bruce worried

SUNDERLAND boss Steve Bruce lamented a "brutal performance" as he saw his side crash to a 5-0 defeat at Manchester City.


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