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.

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.

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill

Martin O'Neill making the most of a modern situation

THIS week grumpy old manager Martin O’Neill was bemoaning another aspect of the modern game, the fashion for multi-coloured, wafer-thin football boots.

Adam Johnson of Sunderland

Adam Johnson warns stars of next generation

ADAM Johnson has warned England’s most promising youngsters signing for clubs like Manchester City can seriously harm their international health.

Simon Mignolet

Simon Mignolet's bravery up with greats says O'Neill

IN Simon Mignolet, Martin O’Neill thinks Sunderland have a goalkeeper whose bravery ranks alongside greats like Peter Shilton and Pat Jennings.

Sunderland's Craig Gardner

Craig Gardner just happy to play for Martin O'Neill

CRAIG Gardner is happy to shelve his midfield ambitions and get stuck into the right-back role to help power Sunderland’s top eight ambitions.

Euro 2012: A point gained but not proven for England

England made a solid but unspectacular start to Euro 2012. For Newcastle fans, the performance of France right-back Mathieu Debuchy was equally concerning argues chief sports writer Mark Douglas

Teaser: Football

Euro 2012: Country over club dilemma for Newcastle United fans

WITH the only Magpies on the opposition, Group D threatens divided loyalties for Newcastle supporters.

Martin O'Neill

It's a question of wins at Sunderland - and quickly

Martin O’Neill knows all too well the tough task awaiting him as Sunderland boss.

Martin O'Neill

Martin O'Neill expected to take SAFC manager job

MARTIN O’Neill is expected to be named the new manager of Sunderland today.

Is the North East really hard done by when it come to the England squad?

FABIO Capello’s one trip to St James’ Park never took off.

Teaser: Football

Euro dreams could soon become a real nightmare

TODAY is decision day across Europe. More teams will have their names crossed off the Euro 2012 guest list than inked in, but by this time tomorrow, the picture will be an awful lot clearer.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew

Recruitment plans are making progress - Alan Pardew

ALAN Pardew says that Newcastle United are making good progress in their summer recruitment drive.

Stephen Ireland

Stephen Ireland returns to Villa after injury

STEPHEN Ireland is heading back to Aston Villa after suffering a season-ending ankle injury - but with the Villans prepared to do a knock-down deal in the summer he may yet return to Tyneside.

Teaser: Kevin Keegan

Kevin Keegan's warning over fee for Andy Carroll

FORMER Newcastle United boss Kevin Keegan has taken a fresh swipe at former boss Mike Ashley over the sale of Andy Carroll – saying he doesn’t believe Alan Pardew will get to spend much of his British record £35million transfer fee.

teaser: Stephen Ireland

United look set to seal Stephen Ireland move

ON its final day of business, Stephen Ireland is expected to become Newcastle United’s first new addition of the January transfer window.

Andy Carroll stakes his claim with Fabio Capello

IT took him just one half of his international debut against France last night for Andy Carroll to launch an argument to suggest he will be part of England’s plans for years to come

Burradon see off league foes in NFA Cup

THIS week the league had Burradon and New Fordley, Ashington RAOB and Blyth Comrades playing in NFA County Sunday Cup.

teaser: Darren Bent

Woe for Darren Bent, but Bardsley set for debut

DARREN Bent was “devastated” after missing the chance to stake his claim as Wayne Rooney’s England strike partner, but Sunderland club-mate Phil Bardsley is expected to complete a meteoric rise to the full international ranks tonight.

NUFC defender Williamson fulfilling a dream

NEWCASTLE returned to the Premier League with a bump on Monday but, Mike Williamson tells Stuart Rayner, it did nothing to dishearten him.

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David Whetstone
Culture Editor
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Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
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Sports Writer